Politicking, pandemics and prestige: What’s really behind the squabbles at South Africa’s high-level COVID-19 committee?

“The sphere of the politics of science is intense and complex — the larger the problem, the bigger the payoff to solve it. Place a bunch of A-rated scientists on the same committee, many who are conducting COVID-19 research of their own and are therefore competing for funding and recognition, and you’re heading for trouble.”

via Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism