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Exponential: How a Nanoscopic Creature Accelerated the World

Hi everyone, It's been a while since I posted. At first that was due to the hectic schedule of grad school. Then, it was because of a nanoscopic piece of RNA that, for some reason, adores the mucosal recesses of our noses and the pink folds of our lungs. What a feat, that this quirky little bit of wildlife has demanded 7.5 billion humans' attention in a matter of weeks! But more on that later. The new coronavirus, ensconced in its crown of membrane proteins. I try to include photos of any microorganism I mention. You wouldn't want to read a post about a bird or flower without seeing it, would you? (CDC/Getty Images.) On the morning of Wednesday, January 22nd, I walked into a third-floor classroom of the Royal Veterinary College. We were scheduled for a lecture on One Health skills and our final assignment, a policy brief. The professor opened with a question. "Who's been following the news of the new virus in China?" he asked. A few classmates ha

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