The Case Against Thinking Outside of the Box
Social, cultural, economic, spiritual, psychological, emotional, intellectual: Everything is outside the box. And this new sheltered-in-place experience won’t fit into old containers.Photo Illustration by Africa Studio / Shutterstock Many of us are stuck now, sheltered in our messy dwellings. A daily walk lets me appreciate the urban landscaping; but I can’t stop to smell anything […]
Be Wary of a Model That Shows a Decline in COVID-19 Deaths
We have no idea what will happen if, for example, New York runs out of ventilators or if people are sent away from hospitals too soon and infect many others.Illustration by eamesBot / Shutterstock On April 15, 2020, 2,271 people in the United States will die from COVID-19. That day, the U.S. will be short […]
Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine Before 2021?
The time it took Moderna Therapeutics to develop and prepare a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (pictured above, with its spike protein in the foreground) after learning of the virus’ genetic sequence from Chinese scientists in January is extraordinary.NIH Is there a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2? The internet is awash with articles and posts seeking to […]
A Professor of Disasters and Health on COVID-19
It is no mystery why pandemics happen. Those with the knowledge, wisdom, and resources must choose to decide to avoid these disasters that afflict everyone.Photograph by Pavel L Photo and Video / Shutterstock A new virus sweeps the world, closing borders, shutting down arts and sports, and killing thousands of people. Is this coronavirus pandemic, […]
The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming
Animals:Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?
How World of Warcraft Might Help Head off the Next Pandemic
On September 13th 2005, Nick Yee died. A few moments later, he came back to life. Then he died again. And he wasn’t the only one. His city was littered with bodies, bones scattered across the floor of the auction house and town square. “It was simply hilarious,” he said, “that everyone was dying and […]