Patent-Free Covid Vaccine on Track to Protect the Developing World

Despite good intentions, the developed world has done a poor job of providing sufficient Covid vaccines to developing nations. Drs. Peter Hotez, Maria Bottazzi and colleagues at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have devised an effective, low-cost vaccine called Corbevax. It is easy to store — no low-temperature freezers required, … Read more

Engineers Without Borders USA: Handwashing Stations in Kampala, Uganda

Handwashing plays a vital role in reducing the spread of infectious diseases, including Covid-19. But a large proportion of the global population — the World Bank estimates three billion — does not have consistent access to soap and water. Engineers Without Borders USA is a hard-working group of volunteer engineers who partner with local communities to provide solutions to basic problems such as clean water, electricity and safe sanitary systems.