Coronavirus News Roundup, July eleven-july 17
A third (33%) of Americans say they regularly get their science information from family and friends, and even fewer (17%) speak with others about science information a minimum of weekly, far decrease than shares found in past surveys centered on speaking about news typically or discussions of politics. More than half (fifty seven%) of Americans say the information media do a great job masking science. This is in keeping with earlier assessments of protection of particular science topics, notably childhood vaccines, but stands in contrast to different extra unfavorable general assessments of the information media, corresponding to their impression on the nation.
For a protracted while, Scientific American became the headquarters for left-wing social justice warriors and others who felt bashing conservatives was extra essential than reporting good science. (Previously, that dubious distinction went to ScienceBlogs, however no one reads that anymore.) SciAm’s best content is usually stuff they reprint from other shops.
It additionally published a narrative on a fake illness called publish-treatment Lyme illness syndrome. The NYT often reviews false information on GMOs and agriculture, perhaps none so egregious as thisutterly abominable article by Danny Hakim that compared pesticides to Nazi-made sarin …