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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
How ‘vaccine nationalism’ could block vulnerable populations’ access to COVID-19 vaccines
The most immediate effect of vaccine nationalism is that it further disadvantages countries with fewer resources and bargaining power.
-- The Conversation, June 17
Why COVID-19 Makes People Lose Their Sense of Smell
We’re beginning to understand the mechanism behind this relatively common symptom.
-- Scientific American, June 13
Latin American scientists join the coronavirus vaccine race: ‘No one’s coming to rescue us’
Researchers fear that breakthroughs from abroad will be too slow or inequitably shared to benefit the global south.
-- Nature, June 12
China Vowed to Keep Wildlife Off the Menu, a Tough Promise to Keep
The government has moved slowly to permanently stop the sale and consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, raising fears the practice may continue.
-- New York Times, June 7
Coronavirus weekly: racism, COVID-19, and the inequality that fuels these parallel pandemics
The protests against systemic racism and police violence sweeping the globe highlight the intersection between two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism.
-- The Conversation, June 5
How the world can avoid screwing up the response to Covid-19 again
STAT ... asked 11 experts in infectious disease, epidemiology, and pandemic preparedness how to avoid the mistakes, poor decisions, and incompetence of this spring.
-- Stat, June 5
COVID-19, wet markets, and planetary health
Markets selling live animals can pose a danger to public health by enabling zoonotic disease spread, particularly if they are poorly regulated and allow for close mixing of different species.
-- The Lancet, June 1
Watch: Antibodies, immunity, and what they mean for Covid-19, explained
The immune system is no wimp. When pathogens cause illness, it kicks into high gear. Cells work together to tag, kill and gobble up invaders as they fight the infection.
-- Stat, May 5
The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide
Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2.
-- Nature, April 28
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