Episode 345: Dr. Marty Makary on the Omicron Variant

New York Overdose Deaths Spike During COVID-19 

According to a report by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the state experienced a significant rise in drug overdoses linked to opioid use during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Last year alone, there were 5,841 fatalities due to drug overdoses in New York, with 85 percent of deaths attributed to opioids. Compared to 2010 when the state … Read more

Mars Rover Preparing for Return to Earth 

In February 2021, the rover Perseverance landed inside Mars’ Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient life on the red planet and collect samples for future return to Earth.  

U.N. Head Calls for Armed Intervention in Haiti

As Haiti’s security and humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, the secretary general of the United Nations has called for an armed intervention in the island nation.