​What to Do If There's a Measles Outbreak Near You

What's archaic, contagious, and has a high rate of complications? That's right, measles. At the time of this writing, an outbreak has hit at least 14 states. Here are the best ways to stay safe if the infamous virus moves in to your neighborhood. » 2/09/15 4:52pm 2/09/15 4:52pm

No, Ebola Won't Decide The Outcome Of The Elections

Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong. » 10/24/14 3:28pm 10/24/14 3:28pm

From Miasma to Ebola: The History of Racist Moral Panic Over Disease

On October 1st, the New York Times published a photograph of a four-year-old girl in Sierra Leone. In the photograph, the anonymous little girl lies on a floor covered with urine and vomit, one arm tucked underneath her head, the other wrapped around her small stomach. Her eyes are glassy, returning the photographer's… » 10/14/14 4:52pm 10/14/14 4:52pm

Bob Costas Is Back: How Are His Eyes?

Bob Costas is back on the air tonight at NBC despite "not being 100%," and a close inspection of his wonky eye suggests he's still got a few days left to take Russian antibiotics of questionable efficacy. » 2/17/14 8:42pm 2/17/14 8:42pm

Third Buccaneers Player Diagnosed With MRSA, And Everything Is A Mess

We've been calling the 2013 Buccaneers things like "garbage fire," "dysfunctional shitshow," and "sad mess" lately. Now we can add "roiling pit of disease" to the list. » 10/11/13 3:42pm 10/11/13 3:42pm

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/13/12 3:39pm 10/13/12 3:39pm