An Upended Scientific Landscape

The pandemic has upended research efforts across the world—how are institutions coping?
 
Brazil: Lacking government guidance, scientists working on COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics implemented their own safety measures. They've canceled data collection trips and put animal studies on hold.

“The loss in research and human resources is irreparable,” said one immunologist at the University of São Paulo.
 
India: The shift to online working is hindering work for those without reliable internet access.
 
Germany: Students have had to pivot to sub-par online options that scupper interaction.
 
But: “Scientists are pragmatic people who know how to get by,” says University of Stuttgart’s Jörn Birkmann.
 
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