The Turbid Plaque

Life is complicated

Autumn has begun here in Massachusetts. The maple leaves are just starting to turn, days are getting shorter, and the house is full of wonderful aromas as we process the 50 pounds of apples we picked last weekend. It was a good year for apples.

Unfortunately, 2018 was also a good year for influenz...

Sadly, it's never the wrong time to blog about polio. There's almost always a news hook. This time, it comes from Papua New Guinea, where a new outbreak of the disease has now reached the capital. As the depressing regularity of these kinds of events suggests, they're not freak accidents. They're...