Hide and seek: The connection between false beliefs and perceptions of government transparency
- Political ScienceHarvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review
This research examines how false beliefs shape perceptions of government transparency in times of crisis. Measuring transparency perceptions using both closed- and open-ended questions drawn from a…
International cooperation USA in biological and biotechnological R&D: directional dynamics and spatial structure
- EngineeringInternational Trade and Trade Policy
The Rhetoric of Covid-19: Numbers and Stats and Maps – Oh My!
Abstract From February 2020, media coverage surrounding the spread of Covid-19 (acronym for the coronavirus disease of 2019) accelerated to the point where it has become the most exhaustively covered…
Rank Has Its Privileges: Explaining Why Laboratory Safety Is a Persistent Challenge
- BusinessJournal of business ethics : JBE
Environmental, health, and safety management systems have become common in research settings to improve laboratory safety through systematic observation and self-regulation. However, there is scant…
Evolution of host protease interactions among SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and related coronaviruses
It is shown that substitutions in the S1/S2 cleavage site observed in SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) exhibit divergent interactions with host proteases, including factor Xa and furin.
The new normal: Covid-19 risk perceptions and support for continuing restrictions past vaccinations
- PsychologyPloS one
I test the possibility that over-estimating negative consequences of COVID-19 (e.g., hospitalizations, deaths, and threats to children) will be associated with stronger support the ‘new normal’…
Pandemics, past and present: The role of biological anthropology in interdisciplinary pandemic studies
- SociologyAmerican Journal of Biological Anthropology
The distinctive social and epidemiological features of pandemics are discussed, as well as the ways in which biological anthropologists have previously studied infectious diseases, epidemics, and Pandemics, to discuss the current state of pandemic research.
Policy Changes in Global Higher Education: What Lessons Do We Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic?
- EducationHigher education policy
Universities around the world are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the corona virus. There has been global devastation of the entire education sector with long-term closure of schools.…
Implications of evolutionary unpredictability for gain-of-function research
- MedicinePostgraduate medical journal
This manuscript aims to question the use of gainoffunction research for the purposes of developing treatments to potentially pathogenic virus species in light of the essentially unpredictable nature of viral evolution.
The dark side of belief in Covid-19 scientists and scientific evidence
- PsychologyPersonality and Individual Differences
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Animal sales from Wuhan wet markets immediately prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Environmental ScienceScientific reports
Here, 47,381 individuals from 38 species, including 31 protected species sold between May 2017 and November 2019 in Wuhan’s markets are document, supporting reformed opinion that pangolins were not likely the spillover host at the source of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Furin cleavage sites naturally occur in coronaviruses
- BiologyStem Cell Research