Friday, 29 January 2021

Helpful moths

It's been a while, with the weather mostly soaking or freezing, but I'm putting the trap out tonight to celebrate today's reports of the role of moths in fighting the pandemic. This is a specialised subject and not a field in which you want a scrap of misleading information, but detailed reports on the Novavax vaccine explain things - for example this one in the US magazine Science from which the diagram above also comes. Thank you!

The method actually goes back a long way, as the article explains, and here's hoping that the apparent good news from the vaccine trials continues. But that apart, it is a reminder of how important all forms of studying the world in depth and detail can be. So let's hear it (again) for moths! And I very much hope that you and yours are safe, well and in good heart.