Infectious Diseases on the Rise

Takeaway quote…
“There were nearly 1,300 cases of measles in the U.S. through November, That’s the largest number in 27 years. There were no deaths but about 120 people ended up in the hospital.

This from a disease that vaccines had essentially purged from the country for a decade.

“How can we have gone from eliminating the disease to reviving a disease? It’s mind-shattering that we would go in that direction,” said U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who heads a congressional subcommittee that oversees public health spending.

‘Tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in US

The Greatest Accomplishment in Human History

Happened 50 years ago Today.

Think about it. When a team of historians and scholars were recently asked “What is the greatest accomplishment in human history?” The overwhelming answer was the time when humans walked on the moon.

The last human to set foot on the moon was 47 years ago.

Why so long?

An Archaeological Controversy

Could early hominids have been walking around in Germany 9.7 million years ago? I doesn’t seem likely, and it’s a bit much to derive from two teeth.
Here is the slightly “fringe” article (warning: ad clogged website)…

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Belong to Hominin Only Known To Have Existed in Africa 4 Million Years Later

And here is a response from National Geographic…
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate

Thanks Mark!