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

Britain’s new prime minister will raise hopes in Beijing and concerns in Washington 

The United Kingdom is experiencing a political twister as Liz Truss has been replaced by Rishi Sunak as prime minister less than two months after losing the Conservative Party leadership election.   With Truss’s record-short bout in office, which went up in flames after revolts ensued against her economic plans, Sunak’s leadership will raise trepidation in … 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.