Journal of virology | 10 Aug 2018
The rise of populist movements worldwide is challenging science and motivating scientists to join the debate and enter politics. Based on my experience, taking a public stand will not come without slanderous personal and institutional attacks as an attempt to shake scientific credibility. The virology community is at risk of similar misrepresentation; reflection on this topic, and particularly on how to address such challenges, should be a priority, given we are in the “post-truth” era.
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