COVID Puts Stress On Scientists

COVID has proven to be alarming for scientists and researchers who are rushing to find answers so much so that 40% of nearly 4,000 STEM Ph.D. students at the University of Minnesota reported symptoms consistent with generalized anxiety disorder and 37% with major depressive disorder, numbers as much as 19% higher compared with 2019.  Microbiologists, meanwhile, are under stress at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai of New York as they discovered that the coronavirus has a rare ability to silence alarms that would normally alert the immune system to mobilize antibodies and virus-killing cells.

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