John Keiger John Keiger

Why are so many dictators former doctors?

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Are we increasingly living under a ‘doctatorship’? The influence of the medical profession over our everyday lives – from personal freedom, to how our children are schooled, to the economy – has soared since the pandemic. But is this a good thing? Or are democratically elected governments in danger of allowing medics to have undue say over how things are done?

It’s hard to deny that Covid-19 has dramatically increased the influence of medics.

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