Peter Hotez: Why Experts Should Embrace Science Communication

Citing the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, explains the role scientists can play in building trust and literacy by engaging the public.


“We’ve lost our interest in engaging the public.”

Citing the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, explains the role scientists can play in building trust and literacy by engaging the public.

While past academic attitudes tended to see this open door approach as insufficiently humble, the internet has dramatically changed expectations around science communication and provided a new platform that (for better or worse) isn’t going away.

Source: Peter Hotez: Why Experts Should Embrace Science Communication



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