Fauci said “anti-science bias” in the country can be problematic.
“One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are – for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable – they just don’t believe science and they don’t believe authority,” Fauci said.
“So when they see someone up in the White House, which has an air of authority to it, who’s talking about science, that there are some people who just don’t believe that – and that’s unfortunate because, you know, science is truth,” Fauci said.
“It’s amazing sometimes the denial there is. It’s the same thing that gets people who are anti-vaxxers, who don’t want people to get vaccinated, even though the data clearly indicate the safety of vaccines,” Fauci added. “That’s really a problem.”
I’m sharing this because over the past week I’ve become absolutely horrified by the willful ignorance of science I’m seeing in my own community and others like it. A prominent Catholic author’s wife just shared on Facebook that she wonders if there really is no COVID-19 virus and this has all been a ruse. Notice that’s not a claim that it’s not as serious as some assert – it’s a claim that COVID-19 does not exist at all. A local high school chemistry teacher said viruses are not spread communicably and we don’t have any non-CGI images of them. I’m stunned.