A pharmacy tech counts out pills of Hydroxychloroquine at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah. Despite the number of physicians and politicians that have touted this drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus, many scientific studies have failed to show a substantial benefit. (GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When It Comes To Science

Research is for the experts. Listen to them instead.

Ethan Siegel
Aug 6, 2020 · 10 min read

“Research both sides and make up your own mind.” It’s simple, straightforward, common sense advice. And when it comes to issues like vaccinations, climate change, and the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, it can be dangerous, destructive, and even deadly. The techniques that…