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Outbreaks and Epidemics

A Mother Gets COVID, Her Son Gets Surgery

Say you are 11 years old, say your mom has tested positive for Covid and is pretty sick with the virus in your apartment, say your dad takes you and your brother and sister to get tested, and you all test positive.  Though you have no symptoms, a few days later, you get appendicitis. That is what happened to SF Tenderloin resident Rodney Gongora.

Indonesia’s Steady Stream of Medical Waste

Indonesia’s poor waste management and open-dumping systems are not only harmful to the environment, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, improperly disposed of medical waste poses a great danger to human health. It could jeopardize efforts to flatten the curve.

This Week: The White Plague

Pulitzer Center grantee Meera Senthilingam, in a report for CNN Health, notes that tuberculosis has long been known as a disease of poverty.

This Week: Identity In Flames

The best journalism takes time — time to report, time to write. We urge you to take time to read two examples of long-form magazine journalism of the highest order.