PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien has spent the past few weeks in Seattle, reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and producing a film for FRONTLINE about how things unfolded in the city where the disease made its U.S. debut. He joins William Brangham to discuss the global push to find an effective vaccine and therapeutic […]
As we’ve covered before, the main driver of antibiotic resistance is the overuse of antibiotics. The more antibiotics are out there, the more exposure bacteria get, and the more likely they are to evolve defenses. Now, a new report has found that global antibiotic usage is up 65% from 2000 to 2015–how does this impact […]
A Zika vaccine candidate developed by Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda has entered an accelerated FDA review process. Zika, a mostly mosquito-spread infection that can cause serious birth defects, is still an issue. Although it made waves mostly during its 2016 outbreak, concerns remain about a resurgence of Zika and the CDC still lists vast swatches […]
PBS NewsHour segment, aired 6/28/17.