After the Inauguration: Global Health and the Biden Administration
President Joe Biden's plans will restore U.S. leadership in global health
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A Disparate Group of Places Lead the Way Through a Grim Pandemic Winter
Minnesota, Austria, and Saudi Arabia are using evidence-based strategies to save lives and protect health systems
Does Healthier Mean Wealthier? Measuring Countries' Economic Performance During the Pandemic
An effective government response to COVID-19 doesn't necessarily correlate with economic gain
COVID-19 and Democracy in Indonesia: Short-Term Stability and Long-Term Threats
The lasting implications of the pandemic could undermine the quality of Indonesian democracy
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Indirect costs of the first 10,000 cases of AIDS in the United States alone were estimated at $4.8 billion
In Minnesota and Saudi Arabia mask use is 76 percent and 75 percent, respectively
In the United States, more than 90 percent of the population was directed to shelter in place during the first lockdown
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One in three women—some 1.3 billion women and girls worldwide—experiences gender-based violence over her lifetime
If 70 percent of U.S. residents are vaccinated or exposed to COVID-19 by May, the country could achieve herd immunity
In Washington DC, some 75 percent of those who died of coronavirus were Black Americans
Between May 15 and May 22, COVID-19 testing capacity in Wuhan increased more than 13-fold, from 11,400 to 1.5 million te
Chinese factories supply 70 percent of active ingredients for India’s generic drug manufacturers, which supply the world
More than 80% of people in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have no social protections against illness or unemployment
In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, community health is underfunded by an estimated $2 billion every year
Series: Democracy and CoronavirusSee all in series
Coronavirus Isn’t Just a Threat to Public Health – It’s a Major Danger to Democracy
Besides its obviously destructive impacts on public health and on the global economy, COVID-19 has sparked a serious decline in democratic rights and freedoms in many countries. This series explores the immediate impact of COVID-19 on several of the world’s biggest democracies – Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the United States. Each of these states was led by a populist whose disdain for expertise hindered the public health response, and may have damaged democracy as well. The series also examines how COVID-19 will affect these democracies for the longer term.
This series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.
The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Democracy
It will take years until political analysts can definitively asses the pandemic's impact on U.S. democracy
How COVID-19 Proved a Boon for Dutertismo –With Long-Term Damage to Philippine Democracy
The pandemic could push the Philippines’ fragile democracy over the edge into enduring illiberalism
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How to Vaccinate 100 Million Americans in 100 Days
The United States needs a vaccination plan that treats the coronavirus less like the seasonal flu and more like an act of bioterrorism.
WHO Chief Lambasts Vaccine Profits, Demands Elderly Go First
Tedros nonetheless hailed the scientific achievement behind rolling out coronavirus vaccines less than a year after the pandemic erupted in China.
Chinese and Russian Vaccines in High Demand as World Scrambles for Doses
Sales represent coup for Beijing and Moscow, even as concerns over pharma standards linger.
COVID-19 Vaccine Leaders Waited Months to Approve Distribution Plans
Holdup left states with little time to develop mass-vaccination plan; United States says it needed time for interagency clearance.