More than half the world's population now resides in cities. Urbanization in low-income countries could offer billions of people better access to jobs and health-care services and a gateway to the world economy. To reap those benefits, those nations will have to confront the looming health and environmental challenges of urban life. This section examines the ways in which health and infectious diseases shape urbanization, but also the ways in which cities will define the future of global health.
Africa and Coronavirus—Will Lockdowns Work?
Here's why countries in Africa should chart their own paths in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—and two ways they can
Coronavirus Testing in New York—Well Short
A call to prioritize COVID-19 testing for first responders from a city ER doctor who can't get a test, even with a fever
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