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Coronapod: the COVID scientists facing violent threats

Noah Baker and Richard Van Noorden discuss the harassment of scientists during the pandemic

Hundreds of scientists have responded to a survey asking about harassment and abuse during the pandemic. The results paint a picture which is as concerning as it is shocking. In this episode of Coronapod we discuss the kinds of abuse scientists are facing, try to pick apart where it is comes from and ask what can be done about it?

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02852-5

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