contagion

The "Breaking Bad" star explained why he wrongly thought “the government’s got this" and "we're fine."
At the more complex level, I would argue, it is probable that some of the responsibility rests with Donald Trump or, one might say, with the "spirit" that Trump has unleashed into the world with his campaign.
I immediately considered letting this guy eat alone out on our uncovered patio in the rain where his illness might progress
Yawns aren't the only things you can "catch" from the people around you.
Our guest not only coughed and sneezed pretty much non-stop but kept repeating, probably in response to my cringing looks
As the recent global financial crisis taught us, privatizing gains while socializing losses is a dangerous economic policy and financial contagion cannot be easily quantified or reversed.
For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.
To escape present-day harsh realities, one might do well to turn to literary portrayals in which lives are elevated. In Year of Wonders, the lives of those who care for the afflicted, and comfort the dying, are elevated.
Can a novel's depictions of healthcare workers in a plague-ravaged land inform our thinking about the lives of those who try to save lives?
Did the Democrats lose the Senate over Ebola? Pundits are parsing the exit polls, and they'll no doubt come to contradictory conclusions. But the surreal notion that President Obama's incompetence put America at risk for dread disease fed Republican efforts to cast Democrats as a danger to the nation.