Tag: viruses

Inside the Worst-Hit County in the Worst-Hit State in the Worst-Hit Country

Every day seems to bring another test of whether our democracy can succeed in managing the problems of a country as big, varied, and individualistic as ours. In Minot, a city of forty-eight thousand people in Ward County, North Dakota, the…

/ February 8, 2021

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Beat the Proliferation of New Virus Mutations?

All viruses change. SARS-CoV-2 had been remarkably stable as it coursed around the world, being so well adapted to the human host. This stability allowed the development of vaccines that are finely targeted for vulnerable regions of the virus’s spike…

/ January 21, 2021

Vaccinating the world: How to make more from less | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoegAhpChs2021 began with a worldwide ambition - to vaccinate as many people as possible against Covid-19.But in many parts of the world it's been a slow start. There aren't enough vaccine dose available yet. And sometimes, logistical problems add to…

/ January 7, 2021

The Plague Year

Operation Warp Speed, the government initiative to accelerate vaccine development, may prove to be the Administration’s most notable success in the pandemic.Moderna’s vaccine secured approval next. Its formulation proved to be 94.1 per cent effective in preventing infection and, so far,…

/ December 28, 2020

These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020

In praise of glaciers, those dragons of ice viewed with concern and fascination

As global temperature records are set one after the other, we are becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of our glaciers, these emblematic victims of climate change. We are worried by the sudden change in the colour of the ice,…

/ November 15, 2020

Why all human rights depend on a healthy environment

Recent revelations about the speed and scale of nature’s decline are hard to truly comprehend. Not since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago has the diversity and abundance of life on Earth plunged so precipitously. For decades, governments have…

/ October 27, 2020