Concern is growing that the lungs and other organs can struggle to heal after infection.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
As museums across Illinois scramble to stay afloat, the National Public Housing Museum has leveraged its nimbleness to directly aid those whose stories it wishes to preserve, reinforcing its vision for what museums should look like in a post-pandemic world.
What local institutions and archivists are doing to immortalize a disorienting time in Chicago.
The country’s first and only African American children’s museum may not have planned for the pandemic, but it was ready.
2020 Justice Reporting Fellow and 2019 Medill Journalism School graduate Apoorva Mittal interviews survivors of polio from the 1940s and 1950s in examining how Americans' responses to the older epidemic inform perspectives on the current one.
A worker at the Consomed factory tells us about her feelings when she left her family to join the battle against COVID-19.
Without access to basic hygiene in the middle of a pandemic, some inmates are using a hunger strike to call attention to the poor conditions inside Egypt’s overcrowded prisons. Is the government doing enough to keep them safe?
Science and nature exhibits are rife with buttons to press, touchscreens to swipe, and levers to pull—all the high-touch activities we’re meant to be avoiding.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Many have speculated that the pathogen that causes COVID-19, accidentally escaped from her lab. Some have even suggested it could have been engineered there. Claims “that SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from our institute totally contradicts the facts,” Shi said. “It jeopardizes and affects our academic work and personal life.”
Many health experts say it's clear who should get the first shots: health care workers around the world, then people at a higher risk of severe disease, then those in areas where the disease is spreading rapidly, and finally, the rest of us.
As Southern Illinois University prepares to welcome thousands of students to campus in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Museum has had to put exhibitions and in-person programming on hold as they pivot their plans for the fall semester.
The Basketball Tournament (TBT), which awarded a $1 million prize to the winner of this year’s 24-team competition, navigated through the pandemic thanks to planning help from a former Olympic swimmer–turned–public health expert.
In this two-part series, viewers are given an inside look at the heart-pounding race for a coronavirus vaccine, while a group of talented disease detectives unravel the secrets of this new disease.
The Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.
African scientists, researchers, and data journalists come together to focus on the big picture of coronavirus in Africa, identifying the most vulnerable communities and analyzing the healthcare system.
Venezuelans are facing a complex humanitarian crisis. According to the United Nations, the Latin American country is among those at highest risk to be overwhelmed by COVID-19.
An Arabic-language news podcast by Sowt Podcasting, focusing on COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Depending on the vowels, Almostajad is the name used for the coronavirus and also means ‘the latest.’
Since leaving the service, Dustin Jones, USMC veteran and filmmaker, has lost more friends to suicide than he did in combat. Jones, a Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow, follows Marine veteran Bill Kirner as he struggles with PTSD and suicide.
From the mountains to the sea, an analysis of how North Carolinians struggle and survive as a virus tests the life blood of their communities.
In 2010, life expectancy in neighborhoods just west of downtown St. Louis was just 67 years. That was pre-pandemic. Here's how the most vulnerable families struggle to survive today and day by day.
COVID-19 has exacerbated vulnerabilities faced by refugees and displaced persons from Myanmar, who have also demonstrated resilience in their response.
Using public data and shoe-leather reporting, the Centinela team will probe Latin America’s preparedness to the coronavirus crisis.
In the Philippines, frontline health workers are fighting against COVID-19 without protective gear, or health benefits.
How are the Pulitzer Center team and its Campus Consortium community responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This is a space for all to reflect, report, and record our experiences. Contributions welcome!
Biologist and filmmaker Carl Gierstorfer shows how Ebola has affected people and communities in Liberia—and changed history.
Journalist Jon Cohen and photographer Malcolm Linton report from Tijuana, Mexico, where there is a “micro-hyperepidemic” of HIV/AIDS.
A school in Philadelphia takes global issues and makes them local in a unique way.
Amy Maxmen traveled to Sierra Leone during the peak of the Ebola outbreak. While reporting on health care workers she found an unexpected story.
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman discusses her work looking at the public health legacy of Canada's Indian Residential School system.
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific. Pulitzer Center grantee Benedict Moran visits remote clinics to look at why the disease is spreading.
The courage and bravery of Ebola survivors and others fighting the disease give Erika Check Hayden hope that the world's worst outbreak of the disease can be stopped.
Kwame Dawes explores what church and faith communities are doing in regards to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.
Photojournalist Cheryl Hatch and writer Brian Castner discuss their project in Liberia, where the U.S. military helped confront the Ebola outbreak.
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
Gregory Gilderman has reported on heroin addiction in the United States, but found a far more desperate situation in Russia.
A look at Pulitzer Center health reporting and what lessons it offers for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Penn Today highlights Reporting Fellow Patrick Ammerman's work investigating the refugee crisis at the Venezuela-Colombia border and the associated public health crisis and economic inequities.
Grantees Martin Enserink and Brian Cassey won the annual ASTMH Communications Award.
Cohen and Price were announced as winners of the 2019 NIHCM awards in the Trade Journalism and Digital Media categories respectively.
April 7 is World Health Day, focusing this year on universal health coverage. If you want to help students understand the health crises facing their communities and the world as a whole, we have resources for you.
Cohen and Price were nominated for the 25th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.
This week: a teenager adjusts to life after Al-Shabab, Losing Earth premiers shortly, and one man's quest to eradicate a skin disease.
A multimedia exhibition of worldwide HIV/AIDS reporting from Science magazine and PBS NewsHour will run from July 23 - July 27, 2018 at the International AIDS Conference.
Friedman will showcase reporting from Russia, Nigeria, and the U.S. state of Florida on the struggle to fight HIV/AIDS.
Moscow-based reporter focuses on women in much of her reporting because she says you can tell a lot about a country and a crisis through their stories.
A poor school for girls in rural India reshapes the role of women, how Iraq's legal institutions are struggling to give closure to victims, and HIV's hold on Nigeria, Russia, and Florida.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.