They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Editors note: This is part of a series of interviews produced in cooperation with the World Economic Forum with members of its program on Young Scientists, who will be appearing at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions This Q&A features Mande Holford is Assistant Professor, Chemical Biology at City University of New York’s Hunter College...
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