Hydroxychloroquine and the political polarization of science

UCI Associate Professor Cailin O’Connor and UCI Professor James Owen Weatherall write, “Why are we seeing the polarization over hydroxycholorquine, then, in spite of the serious consequences? The explanation may lie in the kind of information available to the public about COVID-19, which differs importantly from what we see in other cases of polarization about science.” … “All this means that there is a huge amount of information circulating that has some scientific legitimacy but that may be dramatically underdeveloped and more likely than normal scientific findings to be overturned.”