Given all the denial of the science behind vaccines, GMOs, evolution, and climate science, you might think that Americans in general distrust scientists and physicians. It's actually not true. Trust in scientists and doctors remains high, but there are still areas where mistrust of scientists is a significant problem. What can be done?
The second largest Ebola outbreak is underway. This time we have an effective vaccine, but political unrest and distrust of science may be our real vulnerability.
Amazon removed a number of anti-vax documentaries in March but a few still remain unfortunately. Family Shots is a anti-vax propaganda film pretending to be a documentary about a father trying to find out if vaccines are safe. It also got government funding to be made. Yeah...
Telemedicine is here, probably to stay, but with its arrival come new problems.
The imminent roll out of 5G technology has again sparked media coverage of the possible risks of EMF exposure, but the scientific consensus remains that the technology is safe.
How do we best address the anti-vaccine phenomenon? It's complicated.
A legal decision against the makers of glyphosate is not supported by the science.
The Surgeon General declared youth e-cigarette use to be an epidemic, but many vaping communities online downplay the risks. What does the evidence show?
A petition signed by 250 scientists warns about wireless technology, but the science is not on their side.