Except I think that this has been going on even before that whole current fiasco with either trump or covid. This will to remain into obscurantism under the argument of conspiracy has been very present even before then.
The goofiest conspiracy theories have gained momentum alongside the growth of the internet but even they were still present before to a lesser extent: creationism, vaccines being poison, chem trails by planes, HIV being fake or man made (rings a bell anyone?), flat earthers, moon landing, Shoah deniers, etc...
What is happening now is a continuation of what was then, with the difference of it being more exacerbated and polarised.
I mean come on, if people knew their history they would realise that the WHO was what eradicated smallpox in 81 while the Cold War was still a thing. Suspending funds because scientists in WHO were wrong (that’s the thing with science: we are often wrong) is kind of like toying with a live grenade: something’s bound to happen and chances are you’ll be sorry when it does.
Not to mention the glorious ****you message this leaves to the rest of us worldwide who might actually give a **** about what competent people have to say for a change.
Sorry: we are skirting around covid on this one.