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Alzheimer’s Disease: Controversy, Scandals and New Theories

Donald Weaver The Conversation
Alzheimer’s might not be primarily a brain disease. Studying beta-amyloids as abnormal proteins that cause Alzheimer’s disease has not translated into a useful drug or therapy. A new theory suggests it’s an autoimmune condition.

Polio: Facts, History and Why We’re on High Alert

Rosemary Rochford The Conversation
Fears of a polio resurgence in the US have health officials on high alert. A virologist explains the history of this dreaded disease, why it's resurfacing today and what we need to do to combat it.

The Anti-Vaccine Movement’s New Frontier

Moises Velasquez-Manoff New York Times
A wave of parents has been radicalized by Covid-era misinformation to reject ordinary childhood immunizations — with potentially lethal consequences.

We Created the ‘Pandemicene’

Ed Yong The Atlantic
By completely rewiring the network of animal viruses, climate change is creating a new age of infectious dangers.
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