NPR – Medical residents learn to treat the growing health hazards of climate change

It was low tide on the north shore of Boston when Steve Kearns felt the mosquito bite that would land him in a hospital with West Nile Virus disease for a week. "For at least six months after that, I felt like every five minutes I was being run over by a truck," Kearns says. "I couldn't work, I couldn't walk very well and I couldn't focus. I wondered for a bit if I'd ever get better."


Reuters – As globe gallops into vaccine trials, insurers remain unfazed

The world is racing towards a vaccine in record time, stirring public concerns about safety to the extent that nine leading developers have felt compelled to issue a pledge to uphold scientific standards and testing rigour.


Associated Press – Lesson not learned: Europe unprepared as 2nd virus wave hits

Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, is a widespread case of “COVID-fatigue.”


Associated Press – The Latest: Louisiana officials announce 2nd death in storm

Louisiana officials have announced a second death from Hurricane Delta. A 70-year-old woman in Iberia Parish died in a fire likely caused by a natural gas leak following damage from the storm, the state Department of Health said Sunday.


New York Times – ‘I feel like I have dementia’: Brain fog plagues COVID survivors

After contracting the coronavirus in March, Michael Reagan lost all memory of his 12-day vacation in Paris, even though the trip was just a few weeks earlier.