There’s much good news to be happy about, even related to the coronavirus. Measures to curb the coronavirus are having a positive effect on our planet. Shut factories and clear streets have dramatically reduced nitrogen dioxide emissions. Satellite pictures by NASA and the European Space Agency show that these emissions from vehicles, power plants and […]

One of the most devastating diseases known to man is smallpox. More people died from this contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease than from any other disease in history. But in 1796, Edward Jenner, a country doctor in rural England, developed the smallpox vaccine. Jenner’s vaccine not only makes him the first person to successfully develop […]

July 12, 2011 is an incredible date in the fight against polio. July 12 marks the first time ever that 6 months have gone by without one single case of polio being reported in India. With 172 million children under the age of 5 in India, this means as close to 100% of children as possible were […]