In this Outbreak NewsBites podcast, I look briefly at new research from the University of South Florida (USF) on Zika virus vertical transmission. See the paper here: Zika Virus–Infected Decidual Cells Elicit a Gestational Age–Dependent Innate Immune Response and Exaggerate Trophoblast Zika Permissiveness: Implication for Vertical Transmission  Continue Reading

Donald A. Henderson is credited with eliminating smallpox on the globe. A great scientist and public health official who headed the World Health Organization’s smallpox division years ago. Dr. Henderson died in 2016, but his words concerning dealing with pandemics, particularly on what not to do,  are clearly spelled outContinue Reading

The 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, has come under fire for his racist history once again, and this time Princeton University will be removing his name from the School of Public and International Affairs. President Eisgruber’s message HERE In this podcast, I look at how Princeton hasContinue Reading

Most overseas service members vote by mail, their ballots will arrive after Election Day, and their votes could significantly impact the November 3 election results. That’s according to a study released today by Count Every Hero, a cross-partisan campaign to ensure all service members’ votes are counted before election winners are declared. “ThereContinue Reading

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected business, commerce, investments and tourism in the Philippines? I had the opportunity to discuss this with the Chairman of the Board of Boracay Beach (BBI)  and successful entrepreneur—Grace Tolentino. Robert Herriman: Can you start out by telling the audience a little about yourself? Grace Tolentino:Continue Reading