Two particular events of the past few days have deepened Americans' distrust of scientists. Notably, both incidents have three things in common: China, Wuhan, and the non-disclosure of financial transactions.
First, the Lancet and Dr. Peter Daszak's revelations were made public late last week in the British Parliament. On its heels, yesterday, a Harvard University professor was found guilty of making false statements and tax evasion in a Boston court.
On Tuesday, Dr. Charles Lieber, former chair of Harvard's Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, was found guilty of lying to federal authorities about his involvement with China's Thousand Talents Program (TTP) and the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT). He was also convicted of failing to report income from WUT.