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May 28, 2021

Genomics and pandemics and the avoidable crisis

Zeynep Tufecki:

The latest news from the United Kingdom, which has better genomic surveillance than almost any other country and thus can allow us to disentangle causes of outbreaks better, is not good.

Immensely proud of the fact that my wife, as a medicial genomics lecturer, has played a part in making the central sub-clause of that quote true.

However, the rest of Tufecki’s newsletter is well worth reading, as it challenges those of us in countries with successful and extensive vaccination schemes to start thinking what we can do to aid the rest of the world, before we see a worsening humanitarian catastrophe.