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Australia’s universities hit by loss of ‘cash cow’ foreign students, as coronavirus vaccine race heats up

Leading a team of scientists at the University of Queensland in what has been framed as Australia’s best shot at a Covid-19 vaccine, Paul Young has plenty to worry about: from competition with other vaccine hopefuls to unexpected clinical results that could derail everything.But there is another concern that has little to do with science and all to do with economics – a research funding crisis years in the making that has been exacerbated by the very pandemic Young is trying to stop. With the…

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