Scientists speak facts - sometimes that's hard to hear

Lives are more important than political careers so we should rely on facts and defer to the experts, argues Prof Luke O'Neill

#SAVEFAUCI: Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr Anthony Fauci with President Donald Trump during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Prof Luke O'Neill

It's so embarrassing. Tony Fauci, world famous immunologist, member of the Trump administration's coronavirus taskforce, has to attend regular press conferences with a gobs***e. Mr Trump, this is an Irish term meaning 'a stupid, foolish or incompetent person'. A very dangerous gobs***e.