When Western Countries Hoard Vaccines

When Western Countries Hoard Vaccines

Public health officials were frantically sending out warnings about the rise of a new H1N1 swine flu in the early spring of 2009. Early reports revealed the virus was extremely contagious and dangerous for people under the age of 60. On July 14, Margaret Chan,...
Website Tells Stories of Lost Health Care Workers

Website Tells Stories of Lost Health Care Workers

Nearly 1,000 healthcare workers have lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19. This is one data point that stands out from Lost on the Front Lines, an online interactive database documenting the lives of frontline health care workers who have lost their lives to...
Do You Need to Don Face Masks in Coronavirus Pandemic?

Do You Need to Don Face Masks in Coronavirus Pandemic?

A family member sent me a picture from the grocery store in which two-thirds of the shoppers were wearing some kind of face masks. There were some homemade masks, along with traditional surgical masks and a few N-95 respirators. A mask-covered face has quickly become...