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Emergency science: epistemological insights on the response to COVID-19 pandemics

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  • Carlos Magno Fortaleza Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho Câmpus de Botucatu Faculdade de Medicina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.162

Keywords:

COVID-19, Epidemiology, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Abstract

The response to the current COVID-19 pandemics require reflections on the validity of scientific knowledge. While non-pharmacological measures for disease control are providing a worldwide natural experiment, it is highly advised to submit research findings to the scrutinity of renowed epistemologic theories. One should also consider the loosening of methodological criticism in time when diffusion of results is urgently required. Though criticism is perhaps most precious principle of scientific thinking and practice, scientists must find a way into relative consensus that can be translated into public health policies.

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Posted

2020-04-26

Section

Health Sciences