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09 May 2022

Setting it Straight: Where are we with COVID and what’s next?

Over the past seven weeks I’ve taken a break from writing about COVID-19, partly because I’m trying – like many others I suspect – to get my head straight on where we actually are with this. Reporting in ‘real time’ is, of course, the business of journalists, but that’s not generally how scientists work. We wait, watch, investigate and ‘interrogate’ (data sets rather than people) until we think we have a valid story to tell, then go ‘out there’ with a research paper that would not normally be available for scrutiny till it appears in a peer-reviewed journal.