And they will blame the public or politicians for this loss of trust, never looking inwards at their own numerous failures:
The pandemic is on its way out, but how many Americans think the U.S. approach succeeded? More than 600,000 Americans died from Covid, and lockdowns have left extensive collateral damage. Trust in science has eroded, and the damage won’t be limited to epidemiology, virology and public health. Scientists in other fields will unfortunately also have to deal with the fallout, including oncologists, physicists, computer scientists, environmental engineers and even economists.
I lost trust in public health and epidemiology and no longer give science a free pass of trust.
Trust in all science is badly eroded for all those paying attention.