Published: 1 January 2021
Author(s): Francesco M. Galassi, Michael E. Habicht, F. Donald Pate, Elena Varotto
Issue: May 2021
Section: Letter to the Editor

The present SARS-CoV-2-caused COVID-19 pandemic [1] has clearly shown that great health crises can elicit heated political and scientific debates. The history of medicine teaches us how, throughout the centuries, the medical art has seen vicious attacks against pioneers and their discoveries as well as fundamental advances slowed down as a result of such issues.

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