Much of the blame for the public disagreeing with “scientists” rests upon the scientific community itself, along with the journalists who report on them. Plenty of “scientists” were loud decades ago about the connection between autism and vaccination; now those voices have been replaced.
I do not believe the terms “ignorance,” “uneducated” or “disturbing” are appropriate for everyone skeptical of scientific news. I think most of the public is simply overwhelmed by the ping-pong of so-called scientific facts and are either confused, angry or frustrated.
Our world contains so much politicization of science that it is impossible to agree with all scientific dogma. I trained as a scientist before I became a veterinarian, and there are many scientific precepts that I question; how can I criticize others?
Ugly though it may be, this is what freedom looks like. People can access a lot of information and are free to believe whatever they want. I prefer to live in a society with that kind of independence (and its inherent dangers) than be compelled to think in a certain fashion because 95 percent of scientists told me to.