On Tobacco, Crime, and Sex

Three stories about the coronavirus that we’re reading today

  • Big Tobacco giants Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco have joined the race to find a vaccine for Covid-19, Bloomberg reports. Though tobacco might not be the most obvious candidate for dealing with a debilitating respiratory illness, scientists from these companies say the crop can be used to generate plant-based vaccines. (BAT’s previous attempt to make an Ebola vaccine, however, never made it to market.)
  • In the Conversation, British…