Off Message: Racism is another vicious virus spreading fast

Facing an existential threat such as Covid-19 has the potential to make us more extremist and less forgiving in our beliefs

7th June, 2020
Off Message: Racism is another vicious virus spreading fast
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Could Covid-19 make us more racist? It may sound like a strange question, in light of all the news stories in recent weeks telling us about how the planet is coming together to fight the virus, with virologists and immunologists sharing information with each other from laboratories as far apart as Dublin to New Delhi, in the race to locate a vaccine. But in a new book on the coronavirus, Debora MacKenzie warns that in...

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