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Still, remdesivir is complicated to make and supplies are limited, so researchers are testing other drugs that might also throw wrenches into the coronavirus’s replication machinery.
NEW TREATMENTS AIM TO TREAT COVID-19 EARLY, BEFORE IT GETS SERIOUSTINA HESMAN SAEYAUGUST 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
With a wrench thrown into traditional voting procedures because of the coronavirus pandemic, partisans on both sides of the aisle are already tossing around the possibility of a messy election—and perhaps one where one side contests the results.
HERE’S WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO STOCK MARKETS IF THE TRUMP-BIDEN ELECTION RESULTS ARE CONTESTEDANNE SRADERSAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
However, a wrench in the plan would be TikTok’s ad-supported business.
‘THEY GOT THE MEMO’: QUIBI CHANGES TONE, TACT AFTER FAILED DEBUTTIM PETERSONAUGUST 12, 2020DIGIDAY
Though it may not seem like it right now—Covid-19 has thrown a big wrench in all kinds of statistics regarding both the present and the future—human well-being has been on a steady upward trajectory for the past couple decades.
THIS CENTURY WILL SEE MASSIVE SHIFTS IN THE GLOBAL POPULATION, ECONOMY, AND POWER STRUCTUREVANESSA BATES RAMIREZJULY 16, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
To tune a piano, Mitchell uses a wrench to turn metal tuning pins attached to the strings.
SCIENCE ISN’T JUST FOR SCIENTISTSSILKE SCHMIDTMARCH 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Here the Dimbula shot down a hollow, lying almost on her side—righting at the bottom with a wrench and a spasm.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
It may be that, having made up my mind before leaving England, I accomplished a final wrench and adjustment.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
I fancy it was pretty well turned, and that made the wrench during the small hours the more severe.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Let them not seek to wrench the affections from the channel in which they flowed, when fresh from their source.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Presently the cords were tightened, by means of a wrench, without the pressure causing much pain to the young Reformer.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC

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