Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
For 10 minutes, I asked my 77-year-old mother if she needed cleaning wipes or toilet paper. It was early in the pandemic, when we were just starting to get a hint that these things would become scarce, so I had called to see if she wanted me to try to grab some for her before they vanished from store shelves.
70 years ago, China suffered 30 million cases of malaria a year. But, with the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recent announcement that malaria is now gone from the country, China has reduced that number to zero.
It’s been more than two decades since Purdue Pharma released its patented pain medication OxyContin to an unsuspecting public. Since then, more than 500,000 people have died in the United States in an addiction and overdose crisis triggered by the excessive marketing and overuse of that drug and others like it.