Struck with a prolonged and worsening illness, Faith, a 37-year-old Nairobi woman raising her two children, sought help from
Pandemics are back on the agenda for the 2016 G7 Summit, which convenes this week in Ise-Shima Japan. The Group of Seven is expected to further its commitments to global health security.
“Pandemics pose some of the biggest threats in the world to people’s lives and to economies.”
Panic may grab people's attention for a little while, but it's not a sustainable basis of support for sensible policy. Portraying the natural world as a seething hotbed of viruses poised to invade humanity, and implying that we are helpless in their path, is not just plain wrong--it's dangerously wrong.
Divisive thinking doesn't settle anger or fear but fuels both. In our common future, the problem is always the same everywhere--acting against our own happiness. The solution is to stop doing this and to find a new way to be happy.
"We don't know exactly what's happening," said Dr. David Swerdlow, the head of the MERS monitoring team at the U.S. CDC. "I
Here's what we learned during our meeting: Z: Ahh, that's a critical point, and some of us take different approaches. Disease
The world is ever smaller. Flu strains incubating in China can be in New York or LA or DC in the span of a day. This is a world in which an incurable bacterial disease, spread by a tiny insect native to Asia, decimates the citrus crop in Florida.
Writers and filmmakers have long liked apocalyptic stories. But out in the real world, it might well be that the most likely cause of our specie's demise will be a microscopic bug we cannot defeat, and that we vanish, or vastly diminish, not with a bang but a whimper.