Scientists and Experts Know Things: We Should Listen to Them

Anti-intellectualism delays action on emergencies from pandemics to climate change.

On the final day of 2019, China first reported cases of the COVID-19 virus. As the crisis grew in Wuhan, the World Health Organization started to warn people with increasing urgency. It started with advice on hand washing and coughing into your elbow. But by mid-February the WHO…