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The value of media hype for science


Overexcited news reports engage the public with complex scientific issues

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Commuting polluting


Rethinking the way we work can benefit individuals, communities and societies

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US urged to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents


175 former world leaders and Nobel laureates call on Joe Biden to suspend intellectual property rules

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future: Virology, Epidemiology, Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics

Introduction: the coronavirus pandemic and the future

This series of Chemistry World reports is part of a forth coming e-book and hardback to be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The book was motivated by a desire on the part of the editors and the authors to produce a body of information on the new and deadly coronavirus about which the world was largely uninformed and for which it was totally unprepared. 

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Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions

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