A lengthy piece published by The Atlantic today explores what might happen when a White House that comports itself with “a casual disregard for evidence” and “reckless self-confidence” needs to deal with a viral pandemic like swine flu, Ebola, or Zika. Guess what: It’s not great!
The CDC has been tracking a new strain of pig flu linked to state and county fairs. Concerned epidemiologists say this new strain might share a gene with the 2009 pandemic flu strain, which allows it to pass easily from pigs to humans. Out of 29 recorded human cases in the past year (most of which are children), there…
[Rockville, Maryland; October 21. Image via Getty]
The Wall Street Journal did one of those lovely stories about all the places germs lurk that we might not have even thought about. You might want to Purell yourself before reading this.