Public trust in science may be on the up, but the field is suffering badly from declining universities and a long-running replicability crisis.
Scientists are riding high at present. Trust in science looks to have risen on the coattails of medical science during the COVID-19 crisis.
But while many international studies and polls show growing public trust in science, another suggests trust in individual scientists will fall.
It may be too early to tell -- trust will depend in large part on whether measures like distancing and quarantine do actually work in the long run.
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