Science-bashing: When will it end?

Gail Post, Ph.D.
May 20, 2020 · 7 min read

A troubling offshoot from the COVID-19 crisis is the outcry against scientific research and scientists themselves. Politics, self-interest, and fear (particularly, anxiety about job insecurity) fuel assumptions that the scientific data and predictions must be wrong. “Scientists are driven by ‘big pharma.’ It’s all a hoax. Don’t trust those ivory-tower elites.”