Los Angeles detects mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus

A Los Angeles public health agency overseeing vector control has reported mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus, cautioning residents to take preventive steps. “West Nile virus is detected every summer by local public health agencies because it is endemic to Los Angeles County,” said Susanne Kluh, director of Scientific-Technical Services at the Greater Los… Read More »

Reluctant to leave the house post-lockdown? You may be suffering from cave syndrome

In the spring of 2021, as much of the United States was beginning to emerge from lockdown, psychiatrist Dr Arthur Bregman started to notice a common theme among the patients at his Florida practice. Though many were fully vaccinated and rates of infection in the state were stabilising, a deep anxiety had set in. any… Read More »

Lockdowns may not be effective at stopping the spread of COVID-19

As the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads through the United States, the possibility of lockdowns is looming. On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, hinted that lockdowns might return if more people don’t get vaccinated. “These shots need to get in everybody’s arms as rapidly as possible, or we’re going… Read More »