"Our Covid 'research'" editorial comic

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"Our Covid 'research'" editorial comic

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A one panel comic in which several scientists in lab coats stand around a lab bench with the usual equipment. One, who is facing the rest of the group is pointing to a man sitting at a computer desk typing away while wearing a hoodie, sunglasses, and large earphones, the usual monikers of a hacker. The scientist pointing is saying "Yuri here will head up our Covid 'research' while the rest of you can continue your work on athletic doping and poisoning enemies of the state."
This is a reference to the news, this week, from Canada, the US, and UK, that all have discovered a prominent hacker group associated with the Russian government attempting to hack their covid-19 and covid-19 vaccine research at various institutions. The response to the Russian government was that they are conducting their own research and are "close" to developing a vaccine of their own. This alleged imminent breakthrough is something of which many in Canada and other countries, including the creator of this comic (it would seem) are skeptical.
comic, humour, vaccine, research, espionage, technology, innovation, international relations, government, government federal, academia

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The National Post

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This item was submitted on July 17, 2020 by Hope Gresser using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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