The muzzling of science and the veterinarian’s role

I used to think any individual’s predisposition to anti-intellectualism ended when they received a complex diagnosis or their child required emergency surgery. That’s when everyone can agree on one thing: We’re grateful for all that great science! When you or your family’s life is on the line, that’s where the rubber really meets the road. Right?

Not so fast, y’all. Enter COVID. A deadly pandemic hits the U.S. and we’re all still arguing over the relative merits and pitfalls of mask-wearing and whether as-yet unproven drugs should be indiscriminately administered anyway. It’s proof positive America has swallowed all the spoon-fed bull**** that passes for science in a world where party distinctions and religious beliefs seem to matter mor...


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