The COVID lab-leak hypothesis: what scientists do and don't know.

  title={The COVID lab-leak hypothesis: what scientists do and don't know.},
  author={Amy Maxmen and Smriti Mallapaty},
Hide and seek: The connection between false beliefs and perceptions of government transparency
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
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
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
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Policy Changes in Global Higher Education: What Lessons Do We Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic?
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The dark side of belief in Covid-19 scientists and scientific evidence


Animal sales from Wuhan wet markets immediately prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
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The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2
It is shown that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus, and scenarios by which they could have arisen are discussed.