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About SNS

Science News Service is a non-profit dedicated to science-based news and analysis, science-news journalists, and balanced, fact-based editorial writing by authors aligned with academia.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are a fast-evolving situation. SNS is providing science-based news and analysis, focusing on face mask safety, during the pandemic. All related stories are available to all news outlets free by clicking on SNS News in the menu, then download the full quote version of the release using the MS Word button at upper right. Royalty free images and art accompany each release (jpeg, png, more formats on request). Outlets can make their own edited version with their own byline, or not.  If used as is, we ask that you consider using the news-release-writer's byline and/or sourcing, and sending us a copy. 

SNS also summarizes and reprints SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19-related content in the Public Domain published by the U.S. scientific community, by premium news publishers, and by federal-government-science laboratories.  This information is provided under the "Public Domain" side of the site. 

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SNS content may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of SNS.


R. Marion Bliss, M.A., Journalism and Public Affairs, is Senior Science Writer and Principal of SNS.  Bliss has authored more than 500 published science-based news releases and news- and magazine-articles picked up by news outlets in the U.S. and beyond. Bliss also provided media training and publicity for U.S. federal Ph.D scientists for 15 years.  Special interests include statistically significant clinical and epidemiological studies and microbiology, textiles, nutrition, and food technology research. 

Richard Dean Bliss, M.S., Systems Engineering, is SNS Chief Scientific Editor and Head of Media and Graphics Productions. Worked as a physicist for the U.S. Navy, D.C., and as an engineer for Signal Systems Corporation in Millersville, MD. 



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