Here is the data on those patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza for the State of New York. As of this moment, we have 1,224 hospitalizations.

What do you mean by a mask?

One of the risks of being alive is getting infected with a nasty microorganism. The coronavirus pandemic has proven that, despite the triumph of biomedical science over many common ailments, some diseases are nearly impossible to stop.

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has been the source of never-ending surprises, all of which have been very bad.

We have gotten used to trolls and political ideologues spreading misinformation about public health. But it's still a surprise when alleged science journalists do it.

We are living in a very scary time.

I have what you might call a complicated relationship with viruses.  In graduate school, I did virology research, and my first important publication described the discovery o

Influenza, “the flu,” is more than a bad cold.  Seasonal outbreaks yearly cause not only tremendous misery and debility but huge numbers of hospital admissions and deaths.

I've been in science communication for over 8 years. If there's only one thing I learned, it's this: People don't respond to facts.