How Scientists Can Update Coronavirus Vaccines for Omicron A

By Deborah Fuller, University of Washington If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is sufficiently different from the original variant, it is likely that current vaccines will not be as effective as before. If so, companies will need to update their vaccines to better fight omicron. Deborah Fuller a microbiologist working on mRNA and DNA …

Female Scientists Left Behind by the Pandemic Can Never Make Up for Wasted Time

By Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California During the COVID-19 quarantines, scientists, like most professionals, took their work home. However, female researchers disproportionately burden of care responsibilities, coercion a drop in their productivity. While this decline is temporary, my research shows that: a blow to women’s dignity and scientific influence can coalesce over time and …