Why joggers and cyclists should wear masks

England is deep into its third lockdown, yet the daily tally of new COVID cases and deaths remains sickeningly high. As Chris Whitty, the country’s chief medical officer, said recently, more needs to be done to bring the pandemic under control. Masks, which when worn correctly are highly effective in…

The two sides of inflammation—the cure and the curse

One of the many wonders—and mysteries—of human biology is the complex response of the innate immune system, which is known for its swiftness in annihilating invading pathogens and capacity to mount an explosive inflammatory response. The body’s ability to rapidly sense and react to infiltrating microbes is essential in the…

COVID in California: 2 million confirmed cases and counting

California became the first state to record 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases, reaching the milestone on Christmas Eve as nearly the entire state was under a strict stay-at-home order and hospitals were flooded with the largest crush of cases since the pandemic began. A tally by Johns Hopkins University showed…

COVID-19 vaccine rollout plagued by protests, failed technology and front-line workers missing out

Should lawmakers get vaccine priority over health care workers? Biden, Harris to receive COVID vaccine Monday; reaction from ‘Media Buzz’ host Howard Kurtz on ‘The Daily Briefing’ It has been more than a week since the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine's much-anticipated shipments arrived at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. While…