On science writing and science literacy

The Trump administration's trial balloon about vaccines prompts Rachel E. Gross to write that science journalists need to step back: "Common wisdom suggests that the remedy for these incorrect beliefs is to simply provide more reporting on the science. If we could just explain the science better, louder, and with more authority, then everyone would agree. Or so the thinking goes. The problem is, studies have shown time and time again that this strategy doesn't work."