April 2021 was a big month for climate summits, a new physics particle, the “muon”, was probably identified, a drone flew around Mars and a robot produced oxygen on the red planet. U.S. President Biden successfully pulled off a two-day

Scientific innovation is rapidly advancing in one direction; key elements of human behavioral response are going in the opposite direction. Old and now new segments of populations unwilling to get vaccinated are expanding. We used to have anti-vaxxers a.k.a. anti-vac

2020 was a year in which much of our time was spent in various forms of regulated or self-imposed distancing from other humans. We are creatures with a primal desire to be in contact with other living beings. Lockdowns, shutdowns,

We have all become too familiar with the COVID-19 pandemic and its many detrimental effects, from mortality and morbidity to huge economic losses. One population facing out-of-the-ordinary challenges and complications in our pandemic times are substance use disorder individuals (SUDs).

2021 begins with new international leadership in positions to make huge differences in the way the world deals with preventing, preparing, or responding to the next pandemic infectious disease outbreak. Two former World Bank Vice Presidents, neither medical doctors and

Half the world population cannot access health services but progress has been made in Low and Middle Income Countries: Kudos to them. In 2017 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution A/72/l.27 establishing December 12th as Universal Health Coverage Day

Across the world, we all face the same health workforce issue: The pool of health professionals is insufficient to meet the needs of the people, whether they live in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) or developed countries. The global health

In 2018 there was a small hog farm in China which was found to have the hugely contagious virus known as African Swine fever, this in the country with half the world’s pigs. Shortly after the initial outbreak the government

In 1989, when the Wall of Berlin fell, everyone celebrated. We all thought the tide of History had turned and that the world was headed for a happy, peaceful, everlasting democratic future. Fukuyama’s famous article written that summer, optimistically titled

On 2 January 2019, the People’s Republic of China successfully landed its Chang’e 4 probe on the far side of the moon.  A historic achievement for China, but significant in what it implies for the future of outer space in

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