Coronavirus Knows No Borders

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 Zimbabweand in regions across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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The Myth of South Asian Exceptionalism

South Asia's young population conceals the effects that COVID-19 has on its older and more vulnerable people

Expanding Health-Care Access in Times of Coronavirus

Health and wellness centers have expanded access to primary health-care services in Punjab, India—even in the pandemic

In Africa’s COVID-19 Response, Strive, Don’t Settle

Broad and equitable health systems could finally be within reach for African countries—closer than the world realizes

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

Coronavirus in Zimbabwe

The country is facing an unprecedented public health catastrophe—and action is required to prevent more needless deaths

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

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

Argentina's Quarantine—The Long View

To build on the country's early success against COVID-19, we should envision an overall Latin American pandemic response

Which Governments Prioritize Health Spending?

As COVID-19 causes simultaneous health and economic crises worldwide, it's an opportunity to evaluate health spending

Southeast Asia Needs Its Own CDC

COVID-19 is a baptism by fire and highlights the need for an effective, durable disease control authority in the region

Coronavirus in Russia: First Wave, Round Two—The Regions

COVID-19 wreaks destruction in Dagestan and other places where rural destitution smacks into obfuscating officialdom

Coronavirus in Malawi

Shutdowns reversed amid an upcoming election, other disease threats, and more than half the population living in poverty

Shifting Front Lines in West Africa

Leveraging community health promoters to protect vulnerable populations against COVID- 19 and other threats in Nigeria

Five Problems With the Swedish Approach to COVID-19

As herd immunity remains elusive, Sweden’s experience seems to be a cautionary tale—Norway and Denmark have fared better

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation—From Charity to Solidarity

Why we need to re-center the narrative around working with indigenous peoples in the Navajo Nation and other communities

Coronavirus in Nigeria: A Case for Community Engagement

Nigerians should have a sense of ownership in mitigation—how their daily sacrifices help to curb this deadly pandemic

Taiwan’s response to COVID-19 and the WHO

An interview with Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu on Taiwan's response to COVID-19 and the WHO

Estimating the Latin Wave of Coronavirus

Projections show potential impact of COVID-19 on Latin America—Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador among the hardest hit

Coronavirus, War, and Yemen in Between: A Recipe for Disaster

Without a collective effort to suppress COVID-19 in conflict zones, people in those areas will pay the highest price

Africa and Europe After COVID-19

When the dust of this crisis settles, it will be time to pour a new foundation for EU-Africa relations moving forward

Coronavirus in Lebanon

Interview with Walid Ammar, head of Lebanon's Ministry of Public Health, on testing, funding, and the threat to refugees

Separated by a Common Infection

A mess of coronavirus responses—from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. federal government to U.S. states

Coronavirus in East Africa

Disease-induced divisions and challenges to regional blocs are set to deepen in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus in India

Mitigating the health effects of COVID-19 beyond the immediate

Coronavirus in Ecuador

Pandemic highlights need for a future broad, multidisciplinary, independent commission to inform science-based decisions

Coronavirus in Europe: Who If Not Us?

Can the EU balance internal recovery with geopolitical influence and lift its gaze towards the international sphere?

Coronavirus in Samoa

Serendipitous twist of a tragic 2019 measles outbreak may have left small island nation unusually prepared for COVID-19

Coronavirus in Ukraine

In heat of pandemic, Ukraine’s American and European partners shouldn’t let their support of one valuable ally grow cold

Coronavirus in South Asia Takes Hold as April Arrives

Density of crowds in India and Pakistan is thwarting social distancing measures as mass unemployment looms across region

EU: Strongly United for Health—Deeply Divided on the Economy

Lock-step solidarity during COVID-19 pandemic is challenged by policy questions within and "mask diplomacy" from abroad

Quarantined: Federalism in Action at Home and Abroad

Lessons from around the world on how national and subnational governments can cooperate in response to COVID-19

Coronavirus in the Middle East

A look at COVID-19 in seven countries, some fragile or failed, which illustrates many of the problems the region faces

Coronavirus in Latin America

How will the region cope with COVID-19 pressure on health care systems, weak economies, and unstable politics

Anticipating Coronavirus in West Africa

Interview with Nigeria CDC leader Chikwe Ihekweazu on outbreak detection, preparedness, response, and COVID-19 in Africa

The Big European Shut Down

COVID-19 pandemic reflects the EU’s powerlessness to act coherently on health matters—but it also reveals a path forward

Russia’s Not Ready for Coronavirus

Notwithstanding vigorous containment efforts and typical bluster, Russia faces a reckoning if COVID-19 cannot be stopped

Could Coronavirus Kill a Million Americans?

Plan for the worst but work for the best to limit spread, improve survival, and reduce the societal costs of COVID-19

Coronavirus in Iran—An Isolated Response?

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, will Tehran wean itself off suspicions and collaborate in efforts to control the virus?

Africa is not Starting from Scratch on COVID-19

Success against coronavirus will require national leadership, engaged local responders, and strong cooperation with NGOs

Long-Term Impacts of Coronavirus in South Korea

Despite South Korea’s high capacity for response, COVID-19's spread may incite human, economic, and political disasters

Why is Southeast Asia Responding Differently to COVID-19?

Fundamental differences and objectives between nation states in Southeast Asia influence their responses to COVID-19