I put together the following post about boosters for 5-11 year olds yesterday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, 19 kids in this age bracket died during a mass shooting in Texas. It suddenly felt silly to send. Our kids need boosters but also much, much more. They need to come home…
This month we’ve witnessed the global Avian flu outbreak, chocolates laced with salmonella, severe hepatitis of unknown cause among children, Ebola…
We are clearly in the middle of an infection surge in the U.S. Hospitalizations are increasing but not reflecting case acceleration, and deaths are…
Global deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 are continuing to plummet and closing in on levels we only saw at the beginning of the pandemic. Although we are hopeful…
In December 2021, an antiviral—Paxlovid—was authorized for emergency use in the U.S. This treatment must be taken twice a day for five days and started…
On Monday, a Supreme Court document was leaked and concluded what we already knew was coming: Roe v. Wade will be overturned in the United States. For…
Why is U.S. national data so terrible?Watch now (18 min) | A week or two ago, I got an unexpected call on my cell phone. It was Rochelle Walensky. Yes, the Director of the CDC. Apparently…
Once again, many eyes are on South Africa. After a massive BA.1 wave and no BA.2 wave, BA.4 and BA.5 are taking hold while they move into the winter…
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