Don't panic. The current Ebola outbreak is not a "dress rehearsal" for the next big epidemic. While it is true that Ebola may be "just a plane ride away," it is highly unlikely to become an epidemic threat in the United States and other rich countries. Furthermore, rapid advances in fields like genomics, proteomics, reverse vaccinology, synthetic biotechnology, and bioinformatics are exponentially improving the knowledge of researchers about how pathogens and the human immune system interact. All this biomedical progress is making it ever easier to diagnose and treat new infectious diseases. As result, Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey argues that the age of epidemics will soon likely come to its end.
The findings suggest that people infected in Connecticut were 10 times as likely to die as people infected in Utah or Oregon.
Massive Rent Declines in America's Most Expensive Cities Prove, Once Again, That Supply and Demand Is Real
San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and other large metro areas have posted double-digit drops in rent.
"If we’re actually going to be an anti-racist school district, we have to confront practices like this that have gone on for years and years."
Delivering rapid at-home testing kits to 330 million Americans is "something we can actually do at warp speed."
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