I think this is very important to share. Science is a process – not an immediate answer:
“Part of the reason the pandemic is so bad in US is because people who are never involved with scientific are seeing Science unfold in real-time. Errors, evidence, & changing methodology happen 100%, but in the public eye, seen as “they have no idea what they’re talking about.”
Transparency on this scale backfires because in nearly all other circumstances science is opaque & mostly provided to the public eye through 2nd-3rd sources. People only see end result, not a process, so anything less than perfect is automatically labeled “deceptive” and “backtracking”.
Source: Alex Martin