In this interactive explainer, Luisa Salomón explores central concepts in the study of epidemics and explains how past epidemics like smallpox have ended.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people living with HIV in Peru not only face risk of infection but also hunger and barriers to treatment. Transgender people and migrants have been hit the hardest.
Medill School of Journalism student Clare Proctor reports for The Texas Tribune on the reopening of Texas businesses amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
A demoted pandemic official expressed concern about the safety of an unproven coronavirus drug, according to a whistleblower complaint.
Ask Blew Kind when she knew the pandemic had hit her cafe, Franny Lou’s Porch in East Kensington, and she doesn’t hesitate: the second week of March, when sales went from more than $500 a week to just $88.
The U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed plans to have 300 million doeses of a COVID-19 vaccine for the United States by January 2021. Scientists and participants in existing initiatives to develop a vaccine note myriad logistical and ethical concerns with the outlined plan.
The international alarm about the COVID-19 pandemic was sounded first not by a human, but by a computer.
Science interviewed David King, a chemist who has criticized the way scientific advice has been handled by the Conservative U.K. government during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Ecuador, hundreds of patients urgently need their treatments in order to have a decent quality of life and—in many cases—in order to survive.
Courtnesha Rogers is raising three preschoolers in the shadow of the pandemic.
Hundreds of cancer patients in Colombia are left without the radiopharmaceuticals needed for their treatments due to COVID-19’s impact on transportation.
The Navajo reservation has some of the highest rates of coronavirus in the country. If Navajos are susceptible to the virus' spread in part because they are so closely knit, that's also how many believe they will beat it.
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?