Relying on an ultracold supply chain for vaccines is expensive, and in some places it may make more sense to distribute a vaccine that can tolerate warmer temperatures even if it’s less effective.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Human rights groups have criticized the shutdown for hampering access to information about COVID-19, as well as making it harder to distribute food and medical aid to civilians displaced by conflict.
Although the clinical trial results may not guarantee an equally high level of real-world protection, the success indicates the vaccine could be effective enough to stop the pandemic if widely distributed.
ScienceInsider interviews New York University epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Céline Gounder, one of 13 people President-elect Joe Biden has named to a coronavirus task force.
As COVID-19 cases in Germany top 20,000 per day and social life is restricted, most schools and daycares remain open, unlike in spring.
From City Hall to the White House, our investigation found, officials let Triumph Foods stay open as hundreds of workers got coronavirus. Four died.
Inadequate housing, lack of transportation, financial woes, discrimination, and violence have plagued these impoverished places for generations, fueling increased stresses on health.
ScienceInsider followed up with vaccine experts to address some of the confusion surrounding the vaccine.
Scientists say mutations in the virus might reduce the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.
A Russian institute announced its vaccine trial has had remarkable success. But the report is being met with raised eyebrows.
Scientists are becoming ever more creative in their search for ways to protect people from COVID-19.
The leftist state government of Kerala brought the number of daily new cases down to almost zero in the first few months. Much of the credit goes to K.K. Shailaja.
With the economy in crisis because of the pandemic, survival is a day-to-day struggle for millions of undocumented Americans and Latinx immigrants living below the poverty line.
Italy, a country whose history is rife with pandemics and once the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Europe, offers harsh lessons in containment, testing, and economic salvation.
Indonesia has seen a significant increase of medical waste during the pandemic. However not many hospitals have proper medical waste treatment. So how do they get rid of tons of waste?
"Walking on a Blade" exposes the invisible threats, the risks, and struggles of daily workers trying to survive amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran.
The project examines the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on countries in the Middle East that were facing existential and often tragic realities, even before the virus imposed its own challenges.
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.
Interview with director Micah Fink about the making of "The Abominable Crime", a film about Jamaica's violent homophobia and the brave people who stand up to it.
Photographer David Rochkind and reporter Jens Erik Gould introduce themselves and their project "The Forgotten: HIV and the Garifuna of Honduras."
Pulitzer Center grantee Sonia Shah discusses the intersection of science, politics and economics around the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections endowed with the superbug "NDM-1" gene.
Use this series of five detailed lesson plans to engage your students on the issue of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, including the epidemic's impact and treatment as well as its relevance in the United States.
Terrisha Jackson from School Without Walls in Washington DC explores the challenges of treating and preventing HIV-AIDS in the US.
Shakura Wright from School Without Walls in Washington, DC reports on the HIV-AIDS crisis in the Nation's capital.
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.