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As the world contends with the coronavirus pandemic, misinformation and a general disregard for scientific expertise is hurting the United States. Seth Mnookin, GPSW director and author of The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, has been following how the public grapples with and responds to scientific information for more than a decade. In a new interview with MIT News, Mnookin weighs in on how the general public is reacting to the deluge of medical information we are all suddenly hit with, and what needs to happen for the public to trust in scientific institutions once again. Head here for the full interview.