Because of "fake news" regurgitators such as "Mother" Tucker Carlson, people don't know who to believe. When asked who they trust for accurate information on the coronavirus, people gave the following percentages. 84% for Medical Scientists, 77% for the CDC, 67% for Dr. Anthony Fauci, 30% for National Media, and 26% for Trump. It seems Trump's poop-heap of lies is getting too stinky for his enablers.
Trump undermines science the way Republicans undermine justice.