Research on COVID-19 is flooding preprint servers which publish findings before specialist scrutiny. Alex Bird asks whether this trend to make science instantly accessible could be magnifying the spread of disinformation during a time of global anxiety.
With nearly 20 weeks since the first confirmed UK COVID-19 case and over 12 weeks since Boris Johnson announced the UK’s move into lockdown, a question on many people’s minds is: when will this end? Pandemics generally conclude with herd immunity, either achieved naturally or via vaccination. Natural herd immunity, which many claim to be […]