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Are We Ready for Another Pandemic?

Ominous pathogens appear to show up every couple of years: SARS in 2003, swine influenza in 2009, Ebola in 2014, Zika in 2016, COVID-19 in 2019. The World Health Company calls these viral risks “Disease X,” both to motivate policy makers…

Why Is Vaccination Going So Slowly?

In addition to medical facilities, states sent out the vaccine to county health departments since, the thinking was, health departments might get dosages into arms rapidly. Health departments “know how to do mass-vaccination clinics,”…