Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine, and How the Trump Dumpster Fire Engulfed Academic Research

Zinc. Photography from metalbulletin.com

inc is rather boring. We know it as an essential mineral, a nutrient in our bodies, the silvery grey chemical element in the middle of the periodic table. Have I lost you yet? Even the word is dull. Whatever excitement we get from the “Z” is immediately neutralized by what follows. Zinc is your mildly handsome neighbor who opens his mouth and has…