The fact that two years into the pandemic, the North-South disparities and unequal power structures in global health are still intact is a huge cause for concern
Moderna’s decision to continue making the vaccine itself, though on the Kenyan site, is a signal that the company (at least for the moment) is not considering licensing its technology to a third party for local manufacture.
Data on water supply and consumption is key in assessing the gaps in the water distribution process.
All variants of SARS-CoV-2 are equally airborne, but the chance of catching COVID depends on the transmissibility or contagiousness of the variant (delta was more contagious than previous variants
COVID antibodies don’t persist that well – hence the desire for boosters.
People in China are able to move around freely right now. Many Americans may believe that the Chinese are able to enjoy this freedom because of China’s authoritarian regime.
Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, adult smoking prevalence has dropped by two-thirds, from 43 per cent to 14 per cent.
The risk of children getting very sick or dying with Covid-19 is low, but the relative risk of severe outcomes and death that kids face when they acquire Covid-19 is extremely high.
Every coronavirus infection starts with a virus particle, a spherical shell that protects a single long string of genetic material and inserts it into a human cell.
Despite the outsized role of militaries, we know surprisingly little about their emissions. This is remarkable given their reach and fossil fuel dependency.