Rome Meissner works as a freelance author in Frankfurt am Main, where she primarily writes about culture and business for magazines and online portals. She is currently investing time and effort in “Romelly”, her personal, German-language blogzine where she explores everything that strikes her fancy: tips from marriage therapists, insight into artist’s work, and mini travel reviews. It combines the flair of a woman’s magazine and the insight of a diary with a dose of the hearty Frankfurt mentality. She is, however, still struggling to resist her love of alliteration.
It would have been a great boost for her career, a jump into the star league of science, if she had turned over her findings on the H5N1 to the WHO. But virologist Ilaria Capua decided to make them publically accessible instead. Thanks to her and her opposition, the latest findings on Covid19 are now immediately available to the world as well.
For all those who doubted that pouring a bucket of ice water over your head could make the world a better place, doubt no longer. Six years after the hype, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has financed the development of a drug for the deadly disease it targeted.