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At the beginning of the pandemic, as universities were shutting, a meme did the rounds on social media. Some academics suggested that they were looking forward to increased productivity in grant and paper writing under lockdown. They cited the fact that Isaac Newton came up with his theory of gravity whilst quarantined during the bubonic plague. Globally, the reaction from many was to inwardly - or publicly - scream.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2020.06.034

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

20/07/2020

Volume

30