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  • Shape-Shifting Virus Threatens Cycles of Illness, Lockdowns

    The Wall Street Journal - 01/27/2021

    “This is one reason why it’s important not to think just locally but globally,” said Alessandro Vespignani, a Northeastern University scientist who models pandemics. “We could have a perfectly rolled-out vaccine campaign in the U.S. and Europe. But if we let the virus go wild and have a lot of cases in other places, that could boomerang—there might be a variant able to escape our immune-system protection.”

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