PaulB wrote:That's the thing about science.... sometimes it's found to be wrong and has the ability to change over time.
I think there is a distrust of government/medical/scientififc advice by the general public, as a result of advice being radically changed when the scientific community does a 180.
.. but, in my experience, the change is usually a slight refinement as a result of further research and experiences. However, this may be misrepresented by the media, including online, as a 180 reverse.
One of my several medical relatives once said to me that if a certain tabloid put a medical story on its front page, as a "miracle breakthrough" or a "new danger", one could be sure that the story was either absolutely wrong or effectively so by exaggeration or selective reporting; the unpredictable thing was how far it was also dangerous
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