In Africa, researchers are trying to answer a crucial question that has gotten relatively little attention: Could cheap, widely available drugs prevent patients with mild illness from becoming severely sick?
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Most domestic abuse hinges on isolating someone, emotionally and physically, from the outside world. That makes the pandemic ideal for abusers.
Rohit Jain captures the struggle and spirit of the children whose families were exposed to the disaster on December 2, 1984, and its after-effects.
China, which has been expanding its presence in the Western Hemisphere, is likely to beat the United States in its own backyard with vaccine diplomacy as Washington looks “at taking care of the U.S. first.”
An Indian man is suing one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers after falling seriously ill during a trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.
The investigation by the Centinela COVID-19 journalistic alliance in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua shows the many faces of this silent tragedy and the failures in official protections.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted Tuesday that the first phase of vaccination, known as 1a, should begin with about 21 million health care workers and about 3 million adults who live in long-term care facilities.
Only 11 people who received two doses of Moderna's vaccine developed COVID-19 symptoms after being infected with the pandemic coronavirus, versus 185 symptomatic cases in a placebo group.
This story explains the TR-10 molecule and the arduous process of guaranteeing its safety and efficacy.
During the pandemic, schools in Europe and the U.S. have erected tents in their yards or expanded school gardens. Forest preschools go a step beyond that. Their advocates say nature should be the tool for learning, not just the backdrop.
The nation now has five vaccine candidates in various stages of human testing. But the design, conduct, and regulation of these trials is often opaque, said researchers, bioethicists, journalists, lawyers, and others.
In Lake Charles, Louisiana, people twice had to weigh the perils of trying to ride out an oncoming hurricane against the risk of contracting COVID-19 if they evacuated to a shelter.
On 3rd December 1984, Bhopal was devastated by a leak of poison gas. With 60 percent of survivors already suffering from respiratory illness, how are adult survivors being affected by COVID-19?
COVID-19 is testing the enduring resilience of Indigenous peoples. Tribal nations in the United States face unique challenges in accessing and distributing a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine.
This project will use data-driven storytelling to interpret the impact of interventions like masking and projections of the future spread of Covid-19.
Medill alum Elena Bruess documents the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on a predominantly Latinx community on the Southwest side of Chicago through the lens of a community health center.
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, faith-based groups realized they were facing a double crisis: economic devastation and underlying changes in America’s religious landscape that were already chipping away at the faith community’s care for the needy.
Residents of southwest Louisiana are all too familiar with life-altering storms. Now, they must navigate hurricane recovery during a pandemic.
How did Germany reopen schools compared to the United States, and with cases ticking back up in Germany, will its early success and the United States’ troubled restart hold through the fall?
Shelters-in-place are a perfect storm for the most underreported crimes to spike and go undetected. Natasha Senjanovic examines COVID's consequences in one of America's deadliest states for women.
The AP takes a road trip across the United States to talk to Americans as a nation disrupted grapples with COVID-19, an economic meltdown, protests for racial justice, and a turbulent election.
What is the virus crisis telling us about who we are as a society? The COVID-19 Writers Project will capture first-person narratives from the virus’s hotspot—New York City.
With no electricity, potable water, or healthcare system—and with less than 400 inhabitants—Bolivia's Yuquis fight on against COVID-19.
COVID-19 has seized on the historical vulnerability of Quilombola populations on the lower Tocantins River in the Brazilian state of Pará.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo experienced the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. Journalist Amy Maxmen and photographer John Wessels report on challenges in the response.
Stroke is the world's second-leading killer. An innovative program to train neurologists in Zambia hopes to turn the tide of the disease.
Esther Ruth Mbabazi discusses her reporting project on "Nodding Syndrome," a neurological condition affecting over 2100 children in Northern Uganda.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman traveled to Brazil, Kenya, and Uganda to report on the threat of zoonotic diseases long associated with poverty.
Journalist Amy Maxmen traveled to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where girls under age 20 are being infected by HIV at alarming rates.
Pulitzer Center grantee Dara Mohammadi traveled to Colombia to write about Huntington's Disease, an as-yet untreatable genetic disorder.
Misha Friedman discusses traveleing to Cape Town to report on the human stories behind the statistics of HIV and the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa.
Ross Velton discovers how the cure for leprosy came too late for the patients at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong.
Grantee David Rochkind explains the role of photographs in adding a human element to science stories.
Grantee Amy Maxmen discusses the similarities and differences between science and journalism.
Grantees Fredrick Mugira and Ejiro Umukoro share their experiences covering pervasive environmental and social issues in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grantees Lydia Chávez and Molly Oleson explain how their Pulitzer Center-supported project utilized illustrations and community outreach to tell pandemic stories in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Former Pulitzer Center staffer and grantee Emily Baumgaertner discusses how the United States can learn from Sierra Leone’s example fighting an infectious disease.
The award-winning article documented the World Health Organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in a volatile region of the Congo.
Haines was recognized for her Pulitzer Center-supported project that chronicles the lives of women of color during the pandemic.
The project investigates the impact of the pandemic on homeless people across the country
Grantee Emily Fishbein discusses the challenges and strategies behind reporting on Myanmar remotely during the pandemic.
The Pulitzer Center announces our inaugural Fellows and projects for the Post-Graduate Reporting Fellowship Program for Columbia and Medill Journalism Schools.
Founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting discusses COVID-19’s effect on the most impoverished areas of the state
Emily Kassie details the filmmaking process, editorial decisions, and ethical considerations that went into the short film produced by The Marshall Project and PBS' FRONTLINE.
The three recipients of the inaugural Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant will document underreported issues across the United States.
A coalition of 22 North Carolina newspapers is examining COVID-19’s economic impact on communities across the state, from the digital divide to child care shortages.
In this lesson, students will analyze the challenges facing communities in Kenya and Hong Kong in stopping COVID-19 and compare their responses to other places' around the world.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
In this lesson, students will analyze data showing that Black and brown people are over-represented in COVID-19 mortality statistics, investigate structural causes, and search for solutions.
Students will use information from a multimedia story to examine and debate different strategies for combating mosquito-transmitted illnesses.
In this lesson, students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how poetry can be used as a means of communication.
Students conduct an analysis of Amy Maxmen's Newsweek article, examine how she educates and engages the audience, and explore the differences between this type of writing and academic writing.
In this lesson we'll examine the work of Daniella Zalcman and introduce her project about the legacy of Canada's residential schooling system.
In this lesson, students will learn about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the people who worked to slow the epidemic, and the aftermath the disease has wrought upon the region.
This Common Core-aligned lesson helps students explore the Haitian experience through poetry, photography, and music.
Students will develop a proposal for the Punjab and Kashmir governments in India to help prevent and eventually eliminate the heroin epidemic.