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.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
As soon as the first COVID-19 vaccines get approved, a staggering global need will confront limited supplies.
The Latino Task Force’s new mobile testing site at 701 Alabama St. entered its second week with more than 200 people in line by 10:00 am, a sign that the 300 tests it managed to secure from the Department of Public Health is not enough.
Of the four jobs Milton has had since he arrived in San Francisco in 1983, his favorite by far is his current job at Trader Joe’s.
Once the venue for shows featuring everything from wrestling to rodeos, nowadays the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, hosts one of the largest food bank sites for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Some 1,200 to 1,500 residents line up every Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Travel restrictions brought on by the pandemic have made it difficult for some Kenyans to obtain supplies and have greatly exacerbated transportation issues throughout the country.
Migrant women are the eyes and hands of Villa 1-11-14, where the Argentine state is overwhelmed or, at times, disconnected. "What the government doesn’t do, we do." Amid the pandemic, to exist is to exist politically.
All around the world, the coronavirus and its restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid.
Sixteen reporters, four healthcare workers, and a human rights defender have been arbitrarily detained while covering COVID-19. U.N. experts said that these arrests deteriorate freedom of expression in the country.
Shi Zhengli, who heads a group that studies bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in the city in China where the pandemic began, speaks out for the first time against speculation that the virus was engineered in her lab.
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.
Witnessing a Buddhist funeral ritual in Bhutan leads to reflection: Does the pandemic force us to change how we cope with death and loss?
Pulitzer Center grantee Meera Senthilingam, in a report for CNN Health, notes that tuberculosis has long been known as a disease of poverty.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
DC premiere of "The Abominable Crime" coincides with Pulitzer Center's first week-long film festival, showcasing feature-length films and shorts. Join us for one or several screenings.
Kirkus Reviews awards a star to our enhanced e-book for iPad, "Voices of Haiti." Get your copy today.
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This April, explore the world's underreported issues through poetry.
The neighborhood of garishly opulent mansions is aptly known to locals as "Cocainebougou," or Cocaine Town. It stands as testament to the sudden collapse of Mali.
Boston University student fellow Jason Hayes discusses his experience reporting on the cholera epidemic in Haiti in summer 2012.
The Pulitzer Center’s innovative multi-media journalism iBook was recognized by Pictures of the Year International Awards as one of the best e-books of the year.
Documentary producer Micah Fink is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 to finish a film on the stories of gay people in one of the most violently homophobic countries: Jamaica.
Due to the popularity of the initial broadcast, WLRN/Miami Herald re-broadcasts the Voices of Haiti interview with Kwame Dawes, originally featured on air in February 2012.
Millions of girls missing: Pulitzer Center stories honor International Day of the Girl.