First Baptist Church, in Williamsburg Va., is set to celebrate its 245th anniversary this weekend. “The early history of our congregation, beginning with enslaved and free Blacks gathering outdoors in secret in 1776, has always been a part of who we are as a community,” said the Rev. Reginald F. Davis.
Clinic trials of the newly approved malaria vaccine have an efficacy of about 50 percent against severe cases. That’s a moderate efficacy for a vaccine, but modeling programs show that the vaccine could prevent 5.4 million cases and about 23,000 deaths in children under 5 every single year.