Coronavirus scientists: From the lab into the spotlight | COVID-19 Special

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    Scientists are often happy to be behind the scenes, working on experiments and trials, hoping to produce a success, that may end up in an academic journal. But the pandemic has catapulted many of them from the lab into the spotlight.

    As the world faces down the coronavirus.. infectious disease experts are becoming central to our lives.. advising world leaders and us on how to survive. But these scientists aren’t just battling a virus — while under heavy media scrutiny, they’re also fighting misinformation, politicitized messaging and even personal attacks. Their research, information and advice is becoming even more critical as more variants emerge with unknown mutations.

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