When Scientific Publications Endorse Political Candidates

From a Jack Shafer Fourth Estate column on politico.com headlined “Unnatural Endorsements”:

During the 2020 presidential campaign, the prestigious scientific publications the Lancet and Scientific American broke with tradition and, for the first time in their long runs, endorsed a candidate. The Lancet and Scientific American were not outliers in their field in 2020. Nature agreed with its fellow eggheads by casting its virtual ballot for Joe Biden, while the New England Journal of Medicine all but voted for Biden in an October 2020 editorial titled “Dying in a Leadership Vacuum,” which ripped former President Donald Trump.