In this Dec. 8, 2021, file photo, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks during an interview in Atlanta. Credit: Brynn Anderson / AP

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Suzanne Gordon’s recent letter to the editor requesting that the BDN stop demeaning society’s intelligence when it comes to understanding the role of science is one I hope the paper takes it seriously.

The media has contributed to and caused much of the confusion about COVID-19 by not highlighting the fact that constant reassessment and realignment of protocols is the very essence of science. If more people understood that, we might be in a much better place with regard to our response to COVID, as well as to climate change.

Joan Ellis