Vaccine Dreams and Russian Reality
Putin's gamble on an untested cure has high stakes—it could pay off if it actually works but will cost lives if it fails
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Combating COVID-19 Without Sacrificing Sustainable Development Goals
We must not stop investing in long-term health projects—even under significant resource constraints in times of pandemic
COVID-19 This Week: The Tide Is Beginning to Turn, But is Still Very High
The better we understand coronavirus, our risk, and our response with real-time intelligence, the better we can fight it
Data in Global Health
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Four in every five COVID-19-related deaths in Canada have been linked to long-term care and retirement homes
As of early June, the entire country of Malawi had only seventeen ventilators and twenty-five intensive care beds.
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One in three women—some 1.3 billion women and girls worldwide—experiences gender-based violence over her lifetime
Vietnam has only seen 369 cases and 0 deaths, astounding numbers for a country of 96.1 million people
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: Coronavirus Knows No BordersSee all in series
This series explores how COVID-19 is unfolding in places like Argentina, Canada, Ecuador, India, Iran, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Malawi, the Navajo Nation, Russia, Samoa, Taiwan, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine, the United States, Yemen, and Zimbabwe—and in regions across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Europe.
The Unpaid Debt of Underinvestment in Public Health
Limited progress on the social determinants of health has left populations in Kenya and elsewhere vulnerable to COVID-19
South Asia Needs a New Playbook (Now) to Stop the Coronavirus Catastrophe
COVID-19 offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to correct years of health security neglect and chronic under-investment
Coronavirus in Toronto—Lessons Lost on a Second SARS
The city's COVID-19 response is strongly informed by the experience of the earlier outbreak—but by no means exceptional
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Two Decades of Pandemic War Games Failed to Account for Donald Trump
The scenarios foresaw travel bans and disputes between leaders, but none could anticipate the current levels of dysfunction.
Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Have a Problem: Minority Groups Don’t Trust Them
Those who need the vaccines most urgently, including Black and Latino people, are least likely to participate in clinical trials.
State Department Watchdog Resigns in Another Shake-Up at IG’s Office
After less than three months on the job, the internal watchdog of the State Department has resigned, U.S. officials said.
'Vaccine Nationalism': Is It Every Country for Itself?
It's dog eat dog in the world of COVID-19 vaccines.