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Commentary By Randall Lutter

Restoring Public Trust in Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread questioning of federal public health policies and of the scientific evidence supporting these. This resulted, at least in part, from the lack of data transparency in the federal health journals shaping public policy. It’s past time for these journals to adopt the transparency standards used by top private-sector journals, or continue losing public and scientific credibility.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) makes health policy using peer-reviewed research, including publications in four scientific health journals that it controls and manages: Emerging Infectious DiseasesMortality and Morbidity Weekly ReportEnvironmental Health Perspectives, and the recently federalized Journal of Health and Pollution.

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Randall Lutter is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Based on a recent issue brief.

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