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Coronavirus shows science can be messy when it unfolds in real time

Orange County Register, Sept. 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

Coronavirus shows science can be messy when it unfolds in real time

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and population health scientist at UC Irvine [said] “Science is a method. A process. A way of asking questions and coming up with ways to test those questions. To the average person who’s enjoying the O.C. sunshine and doesn’t think that much about science, it’s like, ‘You scientists, you keep changing your minds, you can’t agree with each other, what the heck is up with you people?’ The fact that we change our minds — that’s actually science at its best. Science evolves.”