Health Disparities

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COVID-19 This Week—The Looming Question: Internal Travel Restrictions

To reduce risk, we must close bars and other indoor spaces, reduce crowds, mask up, wash hands, and increase distancing

Governance

Contact Tracing Requires Building Trust

As states gear up their contact tracing efforts, here’s how they should approach getting buy-in within their communities

Governance

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

Governance

COVID-19 This Week: On the Brink

The United States is a global outlier—a long way from vaccines or containment, even as we consider reopening schools

Governance

Coronavirus Epidemiology This Week

We won’t stop COVID-19 until we focus on the data that matter

Poverty

One Weak Link and the Whole Thing Falls Apart

A more structured, uniform, and comprehensive U.S. approach is needed to collect, report, and analyze coronavirus data

Poverty

We Need a Pro-Poor and Pro-Black Response to COVID-19

Concentrate testing in poor Black and Latinx neighborhoods now and plan for an equitable distribution of future vaccines

Poverty

Untrained Drug Sellers Replacing Doctors—A Challenge for COVID-19

Success controlling COVID-19 in lower-income countries will depend on implementing strategies appropriate to those areas

Governance

Why Social Policies Make Coronavirus Worse

Too late for COVID-19, but strengthening safety nets and health security in U.S. would help us respond to future threats