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Scientists Who Publicly Discuss COVID-19 Face Abuse, Threats


Survey results recently published in Nature found that of the 321 scientist respondents, 22% had endured threats of physical or sexual violence and 15% had received death threats after speaking, commenting, or publishing about COVID-19. A quarter of respondents noted they always received harassment after commenting on the pandemic publicly, and that nearly half had experienced negative physical and psychological effects as a result of the abuse. The survey included scientists from the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Click here to read more.

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