COVID-19: Top science stories of the week - from reinfection to the risks of obesity

A member of Madrid's SAMUR Ambulance Service adjusts protective gear of his colleague, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at their headquarters in Madrid, Spain, August 26, 2020. Picture taken August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina - RC28MI929BW8

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