Our editorial team sits down with the voices shaping global health today


What to Know About "Stealth" Omicron 

Professor Ali H. Mokdad gives the rundown on the omicron subvariant BA.2

From Aleppo to Mariupol

Attacks on medical facilities in Syria and Ukraine will leave lasting scars


Aging Gracefully in Taiwan

Mayor-physician Ko Wen-Je's quest to reshape Taipei for seniors


North Korea's COVID-19 Crisis: An Impossible Outbreak in the "Impossible State"

Victor Cha, Korea chair at CSIS, on the health, political, and economic factors shaping North Korea's outbreak


How the U.S. Baby Formula Shortage Affects Low-Income Families

Families living in poverty are making impossible trade-offs between food, rent, and essentials like formula and diapers


Rising from the Ashes

An interview with Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Kate Gallego


Transforming Freetown After War

An interview with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of Sierra Leone's capital city


Indigenous Land Guardianship Around the World 

An interview with conservationist and Nia Tero founder Peter Seligmann 


Urban Design and the Shift from "Doing Less Harm" to "Doing Good"

Architects Richard Hassell and Wong Mun Summ on building design that gives back to the community, city, and environment


Addressing Racial Inequity in the American Midwest

An interview with Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther


How Hong Kong Is Coping with a Tremendous Omicron Wave

Gabriel Leung, the dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, on the COVID spike


How Athens Plans to Beat the Heat

An interview with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on how Europe's oldest capital will deal with rising temperatures


Skiing, Skating, Swabbing for COVID-19—It's the Olympic Games in Beijing

An interview with Brian McCloskey, head of the Beijing 2022 Medical Expert Panel 


Omicron Right Now

Public health expert Ali H. Mokdad answers our omicron questions this week