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The COVID Pandemic—A Global Crisis in an Era of Great Power Rivalry 

The United States must prepare for future pandemics in a geopolitical world

Who Gets What and Why?

Countries need informed decision-making through health technology assessment to allocate resources during the pandemic

Governance

On the Framework Convention on Global Health

The convention offers a human rights-based legal foundation for global health security—which is exactly what we need now

Migration

Children of Immigrants and Their Mental Health Needs

We should create more comprehensive, accessible, and culturally sensitive initiatives for U.S. children of immigrants

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

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

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

Gender

Violence in Times of Coronavirus—The Ugly Truth

We cannot afford to unsee domestic abuse after COVID-19—we need a world free from violence against women and children

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

Urbanization

Plague Ships, Shotgun Mobs, and the "Saffron Scourge"

Recalling the massive, deadly New Orleans yellow fever epidemic of 1878—and what lessons it holds for coronavirus today

Governance

Condoms, Cookstoves, Seatbelts, and Face Masks

Forget all the self-righteous, public judgement—let's find better ways to cajole people into wearing face masks

Migration

The Ripple Effect of U.S. Immigration Policies During COVID-19

Self-inflicted problems of unsafe detentions and deportations of people with coronavirus impede effective U.S. responses