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Debora MacKenzie

Freelance reporter specialising in biomedical and social issues

Debora MacKenzie has been covering emerging diseases for more than 30 years as a science journalist for outlets like New Scientist magazine. She has been reporting on COVID-19 from the start, and she was among the first journalists to suggest that it could become a pandemic. From SARs to rabies and Ebola to AIDs, she's been on the frontline in reporting on how pandemics form, why they spread, and how to stop them throughout her career. In addition to infectious disease, she also specializes in reporting on the science of complexity and social organization. In 2010, she won the American Society for Microbiology Public Communication Award. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as a biomedical researcher.

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See also: Publisher New Scientist - Science and technology magazine

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Anticipating the next Black Death


Conversation with author and journalist Debora MacKenzie

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The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One

Articles written by Debora MacKenzie

More education is what makes people live longer

New Scientist - 18-Apr-2018

Economists previously concluded that wealth itself increases longevity. Data compiled from 174 c...