MOSCOW (Reuters) – A small Russian jewelry company specializing in science and medicine-themed ornaments has launched a coronavirus-shaped pendant, a move that has drawn accusations of insensitivity by some.
A model demonstrates a coronavirus-shaped pendant, which was produced by Dr.Vorobev jewelry company based in Kostroma, Russia in this picture obtained from a social media March 31, 2020. Sold online for around $20, Dr. Vorobev jewelry firm’s sterling silver coronavirus pendants reproduce the shape of the virus – a circular shell topped with club-shaped spikes – that causes an acute respiratory illness known as COVID-19. Mandatory credit INSTAGRAM/Dr.Vorobev via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
When the first microscopic images of the coronavirus emerged a few months ago, Dr. Vorobev, a jewelry firm based in Kostroma, a city around 300 kilometers (186 miles) northeast of Moscow, thought the…
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