Opinion: If we want to increase trust in science, we need to direct more research dollars to rural America

Pandemic relief funding should provide a much-needed boost to scientific research. And we should steer those dollars toward where they can do the most good.

Illustration by Sean Quinn

Trust in science will grow if scientists are part of rural communities.

We purchase new equipment from the housewares aisle at Walmart and use old equipment donated by retiring scientists.

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