At 38.5% vaccinated, US may be running low on people eager for a shot

Enlarge / Residents wear protective masks while waiting to be vaccinated at a West Virginia United Health System COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) The US logged another 4 million or so vaccinations Friday, bringing the total doses administered in the country over 200 million… [Read More...]

Ballsy vasectomy ads get foul call from NCAA

Enlarge / Virginia urologists with a slam-dunk vasectomy campaign. (credit: Youtube | Virginia Urology) For one shining moment, urologists in Virginia were hoping to have patients icing on the bench as they watched this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. But the college athletics association has called a foul. In a February… [Read More...]

Ebola outbreak erupts in Guinea as cases tick up in the DRC

Enlarge / Healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment stand in a tent with patient beds at an Ebola Treatment Center in Coyah, Guinea, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Two unrelated Ebola outbreaks have erupted in two countries that have already faced some of the worst of the deadly viral… [Read More...]

Russia rushes to distribute its untested COVID-19 vaccine, “Sputnik V”

Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via a teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on August 11, 2020. Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced on August 11. (credit: Getty | ALEXEY NIKOLSKY)… [Read More...]

Pandemic declared as COVID-19 blazes across globe

Enlarge / Geneva: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on March 11, 2020 that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterized as a pandemic. (credit: Getty | FABRICE COFFRINI) COVID-19 is a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared in a press briefing Wednesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cited not… [Read More...]