Health Disparities

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Puerto Rico—Still Waiting for Power After Hurricane Fiona

A fragile health system, vulnerable elderly, and food insecurity worry University of Puerto Rico's Carmen Vélez Vega

Seventeen Years Later, HBO Film "Katrina Babies" Asks Child Hurricane Survivors How They Feel

"In America, especially during disaster, Black children are not even a thought"

Governance

Opioid Overdoses Are Reaching New Highs in Washington, DC

The U.S. capital's opioid crisis is fueled by a lack of comprehensive public policy

Governance

Unvaccinated in Nigeria and Still Waiting on a Jab

Scaling up COVID-19 antivirals to fight new variants is now more important than ever

Environment

Climate Change and Incarceration

People in prison are vulnerable to extreme temperatures, diseases, and displacement

Environment

Indigenous Land Guardianship Around the World 

An interview with conservationist and Nia Tero founder Peter Seligmann 

Governance

The Dangers of Confusing Vaccine Hesitancy with Vaccine Access

Framing "the vaccine hesitant" as a category of people is a critical error

Governance

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