A young vendor sells facemasks on a street near a restricted area sealed by the authorities in Lahore, Pakistan on Thursday, as Covid-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise. Photograph:  Arif Ali/AFP

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Right now the majority of such data is gathered, owned and sold on by private companies, with minimal oversight. Photograph: Orlando Barria/EPA

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 McDonald’s Europe announced the plan to end use of antibiotics classified by the World Health Organisation as “highest priority critically important”. It said it would phase out the use of fluoroquinolones and marcolides over the next three years. (Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

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Officials pile dead chickens into bags in Hong Kong earlier this year in a mass cull after the deadly H7N9 virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

US virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka has form when it comes to sparking controversy. Last month, his team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison publish(...)