While Omicron’s subvariants find new ways to evade vaccines and destabilize immune systems, another pandemic has overwhelmed officials who are supposed to be in charge of public health. Let’s call it a plague of willful incompetence or an outbreak of epidemiological stupidity. Or maybe José Saramago’s novel has come to life and targeted public officials with a scourge of blindness. In any case, COVID, a novel virus that can wreak havoc with vital organs in the body, continues to evolve at a furious pace.Andrew Nikiforuk
The next pandemic could be ‘as infectious as this one but far more lethal’—and make COVID look like a cakewalk, expert warns
Dr. Anthony Fauci reflects on his career and the future of infectious disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic is widely seen as a potential turning point after which almost everything could be different. But how much?