Scientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global survey finds squib

Poll of 321 scientists found 15% received death threats after speaking publicly on the pandemic

Scientists around the world have received threats of death and sexual assault after speaking to the media about Covid-19, a new survey has revealed.

Of 321 scientists asked by Nature magazine 15% said they had received death threats and 22% had been threatened with physical or sexual violence as a result of talking publicly about the pandemic.

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