The current pandemic requires attention to science and the science discussed by the scientists speaking in public. They ask us to trust the science and the experts on the case and that is the only sane stance here.
But the skeptical right has taken up with a vengeance a kind of mistrust of science. It is a complex psychology, but on the sideline we should remind scientists of the way they themselves have created mistrust and doubt:
One might suggest as a thought experiment asking Dr. Fauci or Dr. Sanjay Gupta if we should trust the science of darwinism and natural selection. They will immediately say yes, we would surmise, and be indignant that we don’t trust them or the science there.
And suddenly on that issue they would be wrong. But a whole generation of the right has taken up the critiques of the ID et al…And there the yahoos would be right, and our two experts wrong (if I have guessed right on their views. They would have since been fired for dissent).
It is thus clear the damage done by dogmatic biologists in the professional world. They should be fired for still peddling the antiscience of darwinism…