What do you think about staging a Manhattan Project to make a COVID-19 vaccine? Moncef Slaoui was asked in early May. He now addresses fears that the upcoming elections might influence the vaccine approval process.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
With humanitarian aid and internet services restricted, the conflict-torn state could soon face a public health disaster.
The Masons are among roughly 500,000 people in North Carolina with unreliable or no high-speed internet access. COVID-19 has forced much of life online and pushed many North Carolinians to a breaking point.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has urged governments to ramp up their COVID-19 testing with massive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Venezuela didn’t follow the advice.
After Wake Forest University junior Anthony D’Angelo’s sister tested positive for COVID-19, his family made the painful decision to move his grandmother out of the house. But the rest of the family stayed put.
States across the country temporarily barred landlords from evicting tenants this year as the coronavirus reached the United States, forcing businesses to shutter and unemployment to spike. Wisconsin was one of the first states to lift its eviction moratorium on May 26.
Massachusetts had some of the strongest tenant protections during the federal eviction moratorium. But an investigation found those protections weren't enough to stop dozens of illegal evictions.
A program in Tulsa, Oklahoma, designed to stem evictions amid the pandemic fell flat when lawyers advised landlords the deal offering to pay back rent was too risky.
If an emergency order effectively halted eviction proceedings in the state, why are some tenants still on the brink of losing their homes?
"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.
The Massachusetts eviction moratorium is creating a deeper affordable housing crisis in the state, forcing landlords once willing to take on financially riskier tenants, like those with poor credit, to balk at the prospect.
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.
Daniella Zalcman's photos are being featured on The New Yorker magazine's Instagram page.
Award-winning documentary becomes community engagement tool on LGBTI issues via screenings from New York to Jamaica, 24 film festivals, two national broadcasts and more.
Global aid agencies floundered for months before tackling the Ebola outbreak. Faster care could have improved survival rates and helped scientists find a cure for the virus.
Aid organizations and governments spend billions on public health aid in developing countries. Why do so many Ebola and TB clinics still lack basic resources?
Advanced technologies for tuberculosis testing could save millions of lives, but only if they are designed to reach those who need them most: the poor in the developing world.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Frontline health workers ignored and underpaid in $3.3 billion fight against Ebola.
View 2014 Campus Consortium symposium with journalists and professors focusing on human rights and the global fight against AIDS at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Scientific detective timeline tracing the origins of HIV nominated for best science website.
Matter of ACT Special Mention Award for Best Film goes to 'The Abominable Crime.'
Who is looking out for journalists, especially freelancers, working in hostile environments and conflict zones?
Targeting care to poor and developing communities reduces stigma and deters development of drug-resistant strains of TB. Can a new diagnostic test be the turning point in the fight against TB?