By Ben Lybarger By now we all have seen viral posts of penguins and tortoises strolling the empty corridors of zoos and aquariums in place of human visitors. While these videos succeed in giving the public a reason to smile amidst the current pandemic, they do not tell the whole story. Just as our own […]
Month: April 2020
Coronavirus Testing 1….2…..3…….
By Mrinalini Watsa Disease testing sounds complicated. Reading about it in the news in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is even worse. If you are pretty sure that you’ve read contradictory news articles — you are not wrong! Most of them don’t slow down to explain that there are actually multiple ‘coronavirus tests’ […]
Why do bats get blamed for spillovers so often?
By Efstathia Robakis As the COVID-19* pandemic continues to unfold, scientists are scrambling to answer old questions as new ones continue to arise. Though it doesn’t seem pressing now, given the urgency of so many other real and immediate issues related to the virus’ stranglehold on the world, the question of the virus’ origins is […]