In response to the obvious question, WHY DIDN’T ANY OTHER SCIENTISTS SPEAK UP?, Wade says: “Perhaps because in today’s universities speech can be very costly. Careers can be destroyed for stepping out of line. Any virologist who challenges the community’s declared view risks having his next grant application turned down by the panel of fellow virologists that advises the government grant distribution agency.”Ann Coulter, “I Will Not Be Scienced!” at AnnCoulter.com
It’s the same on many other issues, as we know well. What’s going to be interesting to see is whether Science, as a concept, takes a beating after the COVID crazy — in the sense that “Trust the Science!” descends from mantra to double entendre to joke.
Remember the Marches for Science and all that? Seems like a different world now.