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When Will This COVID Wave End?

In mid-March, I began to notice a theme within my social circle in New York, where I live: COVID—it finally got me! At that point, I didn’t think much of it. Only a few of my friends seemed to be affected, and case counts were still pretty…

So, Have You Heard About Monkeypox?

Updated at 9:51 a.m. on May 20, 2022Yesterday afternoon, I called the UCLA epidemiologist Anne Rimoin to ask about the European outbreak of monkeypox—a rare but potentially severe viral illness with dozens of confirmed or suspected cases in…

Is Ukraine Barreling Toward a COVID Surge?

There is no great time for a war, however there are definitely bad ones. Even as Russia’s full-blown intrusion of Ukraine enters its 2nd month and the civilian death toll nears 1,000, the pandemic churns on. In Europe and parts of Asia,…

Mask Mandates Don’t Need to Make Sense

When the mayor of Washington, D.C., revealed modifications to the city’s mask required recently, spit struck the fan. Since March 1, District locals will require to conceal in order to go to school, go to a library, or flight in a taxi.…

How Mild Is Omicron, Really?

For weeks, the watchword on Omicron in much of America has actually been some kind of phew. A flurry of reports has actually motivated a fairly rosy view of the variation, compared with a few of its predecessors. Omicron appears to rather…