Take scientists, not politicians, seriously | Inquirer Opinion

Take scientists, not politicians, seriously

/ 04:01 AM June 10, 2020

In these tough times, we must not forget one thing. The closer we stand together and help each other, the sooner we will see the light at the end of the tunnel. COVID-19 is dangerous, but it is not Ebola. We need discipline, mutual respect, and solidarity so we can endure the crisis together. The nightmare will end. Let us not forget the words of a great philosopher: “Even the darkest hour has only 60 minutes.”

One should take statements from scientists and doctors seriously — but politicians, not very much. Let us not look too much into every politician’s remarks because that would only cause migraines. Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.


In my opinion, a civilization that leaves a large number of its people unsatisfied and drives them into revolt cannot last. Not in its current shape.

Jürgen Schöfer, Ph.D.
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