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Amid a global outbreak, it is easy to forget that humanity has triumphed over many diseases that used to devastate entire countries. Today, vaccinations are estimated to save three million people from death every year across the globe. A few diseases have even been eradicated (gone forever), with…
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The usual optimism that comes with a new year did not last long in 2020. Between the potential threat of a world war (fueled by the Iran–United States conflict) and the actual threat of a coronavirus, the past few months have been tense. These are scary times, and the Internet seems to be filled…
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It is a matter of when, not if, we will see another global outbreak of a deadly disease. Public health officials say there is reasonable probability a worldwide outbreak of a fast-moving pathogen could occur within the next fifteen years. It has been nearly a century since the 1918 Spanish flu…
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