Editorial: Risks and rewards of research during a pandemic, TAPPI Journal August 2020

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Author: Monica Shaw
Editorial: Risks and rewards of research during a pandemic,
ABSTRACT: For universities and research institutions, the arrival of Covid-19 last spring halted activities around the world while exposing the need for detailed Public Health Emergency (PHE) plans to cope with a highly-contagious virus in laboratory and classroom settings. As classroom work switched to online platforms like Zoom, the reality set in that long-term plans were needed to safely keep students learning, research flowing, and universities financially stable.

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