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    Anti-science movement set up US for worse pandemic, infectious disease expert says

    “An anti-science disinformation campaign of unprecedented magnitude and led by both multinational corporations and some governments, especially the Russian and US Governments, fuels the pandemic,” Hotez, dean for the National School for Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, wrote in the journal Plos Biology. “Although President Trump did not win reelection and the new Biden administration has vowed to mount an evidence-based pandemic strategy, the anti-science pursuits of the Trump White House and Coronavirus Task Force have caused serious harm,” Hotez wrote. The essay comes as the US races to try to get a majority of Americans vaccinated by the end of the summer, an endeavor that depends…

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    Kingston infectious disease expert urges public to trust the science

    Dr. Gerald Evans, medical director of infection control at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. (Whig-Standard file photo) Michael Lea / Michael Lea/The Whig-Standard/QM KINGSTON — Kingston’s top infectious disease expert is asking the public to start trusting COVID-19-related science and the statistics. “We started off way back in the winter and spring with precautionary principles around a lot of things. Now we’ve learned lots and lots about the virus, so we can now apply evidence,” Dr. Gerald Evans, medical director of infection control at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, told the Whig-Standard. “It’s been very, very hard to convince the public and many others to ‘abandon’ the precautionary principle, not for everything,…

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