Since taking office in January 2021, President Joe Biden has presided over a stagnant, chaotic and dark period in national history. Blue-Collar citizens across the country have struggled mightily over the last two years; in 2022 inflation soared to levels not witnessed since Jimmy Carter was president. The nations middle class, which has been shrinking for years, has been crushed by the skyrocketing cost of living and wage stagnation. In more recent times, natural disasters such as the deadliest wildfire in American history, hurricanes and earthquakes have devastated communities in several southern and western states. Painfully, things are not well in the United States. Despite all the dreary circumstances in contemporary America, it should be noted that not all is lost. In truth, humanity in many aspects in the western world has created the most comfortable and advanced society in history. People are living on average for longer than ever before, and modern medicine continues to rapidly advance. Experts claim that antibiotics have extended the average lifespan by over two decades over the past century.
Recently, doctors transplanted the kidney of a pig into a brain-dead human in an attempt to experiment utilizing animal organs in humans. The subject, Maurice Miller was by all means deceased; a vegetable, unable to function. But his family acquiesced to the usage of his body in a preserved state for the experiment. For two months, the pig kidney functioned as normal. It was the longest situation recorded in which a genetically modified pig kidney successfully functioned in a human. Scientists have hope for future progress.
In another recent development, another vaccine has been development which is aiming to reduce cholesterol levels and save lives. The vaccine, which has been deemed “cheap” could reduce the risk of high cholesterol, which claims millions of lives annually. The vaccine could be available within the next decade and has been experimentally developed at the University of New Mexico.