The new speaker could help us beat COVID-19 and prepare for future trouble. He’s gearing up to do the opposite.
Peter J. Hotez MD, PhD, is professor of pediatrics and molecular virology & microbiology and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development. His forthcoming book is Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-Science (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Many Americans have been ignoring coronavirus case counts—and variants that seem to come and go every few weeks. This one is different.
It’s not as bad as you think, and the data are still coming in. But here’s one scenario for what the coming weeks hold in a country where millions remain unvaccinated.
Anti-vaxxer parents are part of the problem, but survey data suggest they are far from alone in hesitating–even as the potential for another surge looms.
With schools reopening and hospitals buckling again, an exhausted, defiant, and heavily unvaccinated nation is entering a new and scary phase.
The question of whether Americans actually need a third immunization has generated immense confusion—here’s what we know so far.
Hospitalizations of kids are up even before the school year begins. Right-wing governors must decide if they’re serious about protecting the health of young people.
Beating back anti-vaccine disinformation will require a far more ambitious counteroffensive.
It’s a perfect storm of the extra-contagious delta variant, GOP defiance, and low vaccination rates. We need to prevent it from spreading.
The answer lies with scientists, not spies.