World Economic Forum: COVID-19 has damaged public trust in science. Here’s how to repair it

World Economic Forum: COVID-19 has damaged public trust in science. Here’s how to repair it. “Traditionally, new scientific findings were published in academic journals, which are not aimed at the general public, and were not accessible to non-scientists. During the pandemic, however, new findings were seized on immediately by politicians, the media and social media. While this undoubtedly made them more accessible than ever before, it also meant that they were often miscommunicated, with messages and data simplified or warped to fit political or media agendas. This so-called ‘infodemic’ has eroded the credibility and funding of scientific research, and had a negative impact on the already vulnerable careers of early career researchers. What went wrong?”

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