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- Zosia Kmietowicz
- The BMJ
The latest target in the fight against covid-19?
Spot on. Though it’s not that new. Scientists have been collecting wastewater to check for RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in sewage since the start of the pandemic. It’s a great way to spot the prevalence of infection and the different strains—or lineages—of the virus in the community, says Davey Jones, professor of soil and environmental science …