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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 08: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden will sign executive orders to prevent gun violence and announced his pick of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A new White House task force is looking back at instances when politics interfered with science and trying to come up with ways to prevent that from happening again. The Biden White House will unveil more information about its science integrity task force on Monday. The panel will have its first meeting on Friday. White House science officials say it’s about restoring trust in government science after political meddling during the Trump administration. Officials point to politics influencing the science during the coronavirus pandemic and on the subject of climate change. Trump science adviser Kelvin Droegemeier says science should be allowed to be done “in an honest way.”