Documentary filmmaking always requires a degree of flexibility. A pandemic makes that a necessity.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
As COVID-19 cases rise in Ohio, migrant farmworkers live closely in cramped quarters. They remain one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.
Dylan was the first child treated for COVID-19 at Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos, the leading pediatric center in Venezuela. After the infection, the one-year-old boy developed kidney failure and an atypical form of Kawasaki syndrome. Doctors said he could die.
In Venezuela, questions of a deadlier coronavirus mutation arose after the government attributed the outbreak in the city of Maracaibo to a “much more aggressive virus.”
COVID-19 is highlighting the difficulties that Indigenous and Afro-Colombians—many of whom live in scattered rural areas—have in accessing specialized medical services. The distances they must travel to reach a hospital reveal the ethnic face of the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed some water systems in rural North Carolina to the brink as thousands of customers haven’t settled their bills.
Work at Bantar Gebang landfill in West Java is dangerous. Landslides can occur anytime, and vehicle-related accidents are frequent. Worse yet, scavengers have dealt with medical waste long before the pandemic.
Time to rethink the U.S. prison system? UChicago 2020 Justice Fellow Meera Santhanam writes about the fundamental connections between racism and incarceration revealed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nabali Khaled Salameh's business Mike Salameh Crown Plaza fills a void in an underserved area that until last year hadn't had a major grocery store in 20 years.
Marcy Mills' 81-year-old father, Albert Bender Jr., a crash firefighter in the Navy, was one of 13 residents at the Mississippi State Veterans home in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to die after testing positive for COVID-19.
In recent months, the Rebuild Foundation has stood out for its immediate, direct actions to care for Black and Brown people during the pandemic and ongoing protests.
Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and epidemiologists are calling for a radical shift in testing strategy: away from diagnosing people who have symptoms or were exposed and toward screening whole populations using faster, cheaper, sometimes less accurate tests.