Issue

COVID-19

Public health experts warned of the threat of global pandemics for decades, but governments at every level largely ignored them. Even the recent onset of deadly epidemics like SARS and H1NI were not enough to compel countries to prepare for the inevitable. Now, as COVID-19 spreads across the globe, countries as wide ranging as China, Italy, the United States, Sweden, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of Congo struggle to respond.

The Pulitzer Center and its grantees are focusing on telling the full global story of the coronavirus pandemic. Their work explores topics ranging from the efforts to flatten the curve and the search for a vaccine to the impact of the crisis on the most vulnerable, including undocumented immigrants, communities of color, students, and those with little or no access to clean water. 

At a time of scarce journalism resources, the Pulitzer Center's Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge is encouraging innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists, newsrooms, and educational institutions across the globe.

We are also publishing “Speaking Out on Coronavirus”—stories and blogs by the Pulitzer Center team and our Campus Consortium partners reporting on the impact of coronavirus in their own backyards and around the world—from the frontlines in Seattle to school closings in Illinois, or cramped quarters in a refugee camp in Greece.

Help make our ongoing support for COVID-19 coverage possible—give today. See a summary of our response to the COVID 19 pandemic across our programs here.

 

COVID-19

Can Europe Tame the Pandemic’s Next Wave?

"We’re at risk of gambling away our success,” virologist Christian Drosten warned in the German newspaper Die Zeit. His message referred to Germany, but it could have been addressed to all of Europe.

Confusion Over Federal Eviction Moratorium Led To Selective Enforcement

Landlords and property managers in four of 10 counties examined by the Howard Center filed at least 101 evictions that violated the federal moratorium, a review of court and other public records found. 

Bouncing Back: North Carolina's Economic Journey to Recovery

From the mountains to the sea, an analysis of how North Carolinians struggle and survive as a virus tests the life blood of their communities.

Water Crisis on the Edge

Multimedia reportage focused on the most vulnerable communities in the city of Lima, facing the COVID-19 with limited or no access to water.

The Vulnerable: Unprotected in a Pandemic

The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.