Highlights on Twitter this week:
There was continuing reporting in the media about BCG’s apparent ability to protect against COVID from the Independent UK, The New York Times, news GP, The Boston Globe, and Leiria Economica. Nature reported on the research funding struggles in post-Brexit UK, we congratulated our little sister Bactivac on their 5th birthday, and researcher Lisa Nivison-Smith explained how tweeting can improve writing skills. The University of Buffalo reported on Jonathan F Lovell’s research on a new TB vaccine, The UN AIDS Programme shared Madhu Pai’s call for the world to address racism in global health, and the BSI gave a two-week warning for abstract submissions to their 2022 Congress. The US CDC issued an alert after detecting melioidosis and Medical News reported on BCG's potential in protection against bladder cancer. Nature reported on cases of bullying and exploitation of researchers on foreign visas, gave some advice for protecting yourself against bullying, and reported on the need to put Neglected Tropical Diseases in the spotlight. Keep up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.