Monthly Archives: June 2020
In this year’s update to his annual post, Krisztian Magori reflects on his experience teaching his disease ecology class at EWU under a stay-at-home order and celebrates the perseverance and dedication of his students in successfully completing this class and five awesome disease ecology research projects from home despite the circumstances. Hopefully a very unique blog post for history!
Given the present-day intervention tools, malaria elimination has become reality, with many countries certified to be malaria-free. Malaria eradication is conceivable, ambitious, and considered attainable by middle of this century, so much so, that alternatives to eradication are untenable.
The current endemic has changed a lot in academic publishing, resulting in the fast production of large quantities of texts concerning COVID-19 and the drop of related fees. It has made new research more accessible but also increased the risk of letting malinformation get out. One hot topic right now is the repurposing of chloroquine / hydroxychloroquine. While this is a fascinating story filled with questionable presidential health advice, researchers receiving death threats, and possibly forged data, let’s not forget that people still study and write about other health topics … topics like parasites and vectors.