Early in the year, there were few known treatments for people who showed severe COVID-19 symptoms apart from sustaining them on ventilators. Now, several months later, there are a handful of treatments, including drugs, that give doctors far better tools to heal patients, particularly very ill ones.Read More »
Labor Day Celebrates Earning a Living, But Remember What Work Really Means
Labor Day isn’t just about earning money but an occasion to celebrate an essential human capacity.Read More »
Video: Who Controls Pandemic Data?
When the Trump administration ordered hospitals to report COVID-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they had been doing, it provoked worries and criticism from public health experts.Read More »
The Covid-19 global shock will bring to an end the western predominance and should awaken Pakistan to finally decolonize its thinking and the concepts it follows. During the last twenty to thirty years regional and global power relations have changed decisively and they still keep changing.Read More »
Where Next for Globalization After the Crisis?
The crisis is unlikely to put a stop to globalization: rather, coronavirus is the starting point for a reconfiguration of the global system.Read More »
It’s Time to Rethink the Disrupted US Food System from the Ground Up
There's growing interest in making the US food system more resilient and flexible, but soil – the origin of nearly everything we eat – is often left out of the picture.Read More »
Five Ways That the Coronavirus Should Transform the EU
The European Commission’s response to the coronavirus faces at least five fundamental challenges – all of which create significant opportunities for Europe.Read More »
How Pandemics Have Changed American Cities – often for the Better
For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.Read More »
How Do You Stay Safe Now That States Are Reopening?
Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, how can you go out for shopping, visit restaurants and still stay safe? Here, an epidemiologist who is immune-compromised himself, walks you through some decision making.Read More »
A Mysterious Illness is Striking Children Amid the Pandemic
States such as New York are making the right move by formally gathering data on severely inflamed children during this pandemic, as proper treatments for these new COVID-19-associated cases need to be found.Read More »