Interesting tracking this virus on multiple levels...both in the scientific and "lay" communities. A lot of similarities and a number of differences.
I agree. But I wonder if you could provide specifics of what you mean?
I guess just the fact that whenever scientific stories spill over into the popular press there is invariably a good deal of necessary overlap...while at the same time being a clash of cultures. There is nothing scientific about someone saying that popping bubble wrap from a package shipped from China could be dangerous. But at least there is communication about the subject (without which, meaningful population-level vector control would be impossible). I just find it fascinating because "lay press" coverage of this subject is important, and yet it is often so clumsy and coarse.
I suspect this is true with almost any subject...politics, etc., included. Probably just because virology is an area where I have a little knowledge, the "mismatch" is more acute for me.
Great points. Thanks!
Hey checking back on things here for the first time in a while, I'm curious about thoughts as to how COVID-19 is impacted the diversity and health (or lack thereof) of the microbiota. Any thoughts among other lurkers??
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