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Anjana Ahuja is a science writer
Many are optimistic after news of two vaccines claiming 90 per cent efficacy. But the global search for the most potent immunisation continues – and the road ahead is unclear.
As the pandemic accelerates, the world waits for the discovery of a vaccine. But there is no guarantee one will be discovered – or that it will be distributed fairly.
Our leaders must learn from the Covid-19 crisis to prepare for the next virus.
Even if an effective vaccine does emerge, its value as a tool for reopening economies will trigger squabbles over who gets it first.
The government uses “number theatre” to distract from the lack of clear guidance.
Cracking down hard on online misinformation and disinformation is equivalent to vaccination.
Genetics does not recognise race as a biologically meaningful concept, but that doesn’t stop racists invoking its findings.