Several research groups announced plans to run so-called human challenge trials, even as some scientists questioned whether they could be conducted ethically.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
As Jones deals with joblessness, concern for his daughters' safety, and a presidential election in the time of the pandemic, he thinks of Job, the Tower of Babel, Hannibal Lecter, and, more hopefully, Wakanda.
Cold-chain and two-dose requirements for promising vaccine candidates pose serious challenges for Native American communities without reliable electricity or transportation.
Science reporters based in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Berlin with school-age children reflect on the intersection of the personal and professional.
Some people may face intense, if transient, side effects, called reactogenicity, from Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Reinfections hint that immunity against COVID-19 may be fragile and wane relatively quickly, with implications not just for the risks facing recovered patients, but also for how long future vaccines might protect people.
Eight of a dozen Mississippi juveniles convicted of capital murder since 2012 have received life-without-parole sentences. All but one are Black.
The Pentagon staged its first “Zoom Court” linking the courtroom at Guantánamo Bay to a secret location in the United States for a classified hearing in a military commissions case.
Scrutiny of school openings in countries where the virus is resurgent paints a more complex picture of the risks and how they might be managed.
Nita Patel, a senior director in the vaccine development department at Novavax, often works 18-hour days in the lab.
Pfizer and BioNTech now report 95% efficacy for their vaccine candidate. “This is a remarkable and very reassuring situation that we find ourselves in,” says Trudie Lang of the Global Health Network at Oxford University.
After sitting in three planes and walking through four airports, Neyla couldn’t put her mother, who had stage 4 cancer, at risk of contracting COVID-19.
This project explores intensifying armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military through the voices of affected civilians, within the context of COVID-19 and national elections.
Shelter in place, the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes on a whole new meaning when you have no home. The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism explore the plight of the homeless.
Some religious gatherings worldwide turned into coronavirus-spreading events. In India, members of an Islamic group are facing prosecutions for intentionally spreading the virus.
"We thought we were ready, and then we realized we had no idea," said Dr. Sabeena Qureshi. COVID-19 created the biggest U.K. healthcare crisis in living memory. This is the story of the teams at the frontline.
In this series from PBS Frontline and The Marshall Project, Emily Kassie and Ben C. Solomon follow the lives of the undocumented, the homeless, the detained, and the guards are fighting to survive in the virus’ epicenter.
As the coronavirus ravages marginalized communities, it's putting migrant farmworkers most in danger. Even as policies have shifted across the country, working and living conditions for them remains the same, making them one of the most vulnerable groups.
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.
Immigrant women from the Bajo Flores slum are at the lead of the resistance and fight against COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Himalayan highlanders remain concerned despite the lack of reported cases of COVID-19.
Charlotte ranks dead last among larger cities in terms of upward mobility. This project looks at COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the city's Black population in several areas.
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
In partnership with local media organizations across Illinois, this project elevates the stories of “Prairie State” museums and their inherent community and economic value as they face the COVID crisis.
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.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Journalists Maria Hinojosa, Anna-Catherine Brigida, and Maria Zamudio share individuals' stories and efforts to hold governments accountable through their reporting.
This year's fellows will examine mental health as it interacts with class, gender, and culture in Pakistan, as well as the hidden emotional and psychological costs of protests in Hong Kong.
In this professional development conference, Chicago educators encountered global health reporting and strategies for connecting students to under-reported stories.
2020 Elon University Reporting Fellow Anton Delgado is interviewed by Today at Elon about his Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, documenting the resurgence of leprosy in Brazil.
The Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant is a series of reporting grants for freelance photojournalists, in partnership with Diversify Photo.
The cohort of 40 Fellows plans to cover underreported issues from more than 20 countries, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
How do you sustain coverage of a pandemic that has decimated news advertising and other funding sources? A panel discussion featuring MacArthur Foundation President John Palfrey.
Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center, sends a message regarding COVID-19.
Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center, comments on the media's coverage of panic buying amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jon Sawyer on how the Pulitzer Center is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media.