Andrew Jack writes about disease, medicine, pharmaceuticals, public health and global health for the Financial Times. He also follows Africa, development issues, philanthropy, culture and the non-profit sector. He was formally Moscow bureau chief, Moscow correspondent, Paris correspondent, accoun...
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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