The Deadly Rise of Anti-science review: The personal cost of research

Peter Hotez speaking at a US Congress committee hearing on covid-19 in March 2020

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The Deadly Rise of Anti-science
Peter J. Hotez (Johns Hopkins University Press)

WHEN I posted a photo of The Deadly Rise of Anti-science: A scientist’s warning on Twitter/X and said I was reading it, the result was a very unpleasant set of replies. But they were a pale reflection of those received by its author.

It is hard to see why anyone would dislike Peter Hotez. A US doctor and researcher, he has helped develop vaccines against …


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