“I’m very, very frustrated about the disdain in general for science,” said Dr. Don Forthal, a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UC Irvine and member of the CVR. “It’s hard to know to what degree this general mistrust of science will impact the use of a vaccine when it becomes available.” … Dr. Michael Buchmeier is a professor of infectious diseases at UC Irvine’s medical school and associate director of the Center for Virus Research. … “This is the one thing that should have united us,” he said. Instead, “people are not showing common sense.”

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Commentary: Rapid search for COVID-19 vaccine faces undue skepticism despite life-saving potential