‘Disease X’: Experts Warn it Could Cause Deadlier Pandemic than COVID
The World Health Organization added “Disease X" to its short list of “priority diseases” that could cause the next deadly pandemic. The term Disease X is used by the WHO as a placeholder to describe a disease that’s unknown to...
COVID No Longer a Global Health Emergency, WHO Says
COVID is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday. “For more than a year, the pandemic has been on a downward trend with population immunity increasing from vaccination and infection, mortality decreasing, and...
Hong Kong to Give Away 500,000 Free Airline Tickets to Boost Tourism
The government in Hong Kong has unveiled plans to give away 500,000 free airline tickets as part of an initiative to boost tourism and draw visitors back to the city. The "Hello Hong Kong" initiative was revealed for the first...
Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales
The tales of ancient Greece remind the public that leaders must be able to plan for the future based on past events. Examples are evidenced through leaders' performance in the great plagues. By Joel Christensen In the fifth century BC, the...
Word of the Year Is Half-Greek
Each year, Collins English Dictionary chooses ten words or phrases to define a specific period. This year's top word is half-Greek. Well, it’s 2022, so there is a new term that has now been picked that describes the feeling of...
Melting Glaciers May Lead to Next Pandemic
The next pandemic may not be caused from bats or birds. A recent scientific study has implied that it may result from melting glaciers. An analysis of an arctic lake showed that frozen viruses and bacteria may soon thaw...
Ancient Greek Drug Could Lower COVID-19 Deaths
An ancient Greek drug made from saffron, obtained from the pistils of crocus flowers, could potentially be used to reduce severe illness and death for patients with COVID-19. A report published at the beginning of the European Journal of Internal...
Biden Declares COVID-19 Pandemic Over in the US
President Joe Biden pronounced the COVID-19 pandemic to be over in the US. The US President stated that things are moving in the right direction even if "we're still doing a lot of work on it". The World Health...
How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars
Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest
Man Tests Positive for COVID-19, Monkeypox, and HIV
The first known instance of a person testing positive for COVID-19, monkeypox, and HIV all at the same time has been documented by scientists. Nine days after his return from a trip to Spain, where he had unprotected sex, the...