Articles by

Maryn McKenna

Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now...

20 Years After the Anthrax Attacks, We’re Still Unprepared

The first fatal bioterror attack in the US killed five people and caused a national panic—and we’re...

What If Getting a Kids' Vaccine Approved Is the Easy Part?

Just because something has the FDA’S green light doesn’t mean it’s simple to obtain—or that everyone wants...

Floods Have Swamped the US. The Next Health Problem: Mold

The goo that grows in soaked buildings can cause infections and allergies—an issue that’s understudied even as...

As Covid Cases Rise, So Do Hospital-Related Infections

A decade of work helped limit the spread of dangerous pathogens in medical settings. Overcrowding from Covid...

Should Kids Get Covid Shots Through Off-Label Prescriptions?

The CDC and FDA are begging docs not to jump the gun on giving children the shot...

Afghanistan Almost Beat Polio. Now the Future Is Uncertain

It’s a heart-stopping moment for health officials, who reported only a single case this year—and whose campaigns...

The US Is Getting Covid Booster Shots. The World Is Furious

The White House’s plan to roll out third shots for any American adult is raising profound questions...