Public health officials play role in countering attack on science

Some people are impervious, but it is important that knowledgeable people be in place to counter the mis-information for the people who *can* be reached. After all, people often look for information, and will take what they find. What do *you* want them to find?

But the annual conference of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies was told that public health officials must play a key role in countering anti-science backlash when it comes to issues such as immunization and fluoridation of water.

“We just need to be smarter. If we don’t occupy the space in the social media, other people will,” said Dr. Peter Donnelly, president and chief executive of Public Health Ontario.