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Using COVID for Political Power

An Essay by Sharon Astyk

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By Sharon Astyk
Originally published May 31, 2021.

[ed. note: as true then as it is now. Sigh. — Moriarty]

My whole life as a science writer (and I’ve been doing this for quite a few years) I’ve had the role of reminding scientists that it isn’t just a matter of good science, or of finding…




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