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ERC boss: scientists not the ones to defeat science scepticism

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Media needs better access to scientists to improve trust, says European Research Council’s Maria Leptin

Scientists themselves cannot defeat the scepticism of science that has hampered uptake of Covid-19 vaccines, according to one of Europe’s leading scientific representatives.

Efforts to explain risk and how research works increased during the pandemic, but surveys have shown that a significant proportion of the public still does not trust scientists.

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