In March, when New York City was the epicenter of the pandemic, Brooklyn had become a ghost town. In the streets, you could hear a pin drop, except for the unending sound of ambulance sirens.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets this summer to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Was this merely a momentary period of awakened frustration? Or was it a sign that real change was on the way?
This photo essay presents scenes from summer protests in New York City.
In the end, it wasn’t the struggles of Tasha Lamm's family that stood out most in their little house in Appalachian Ohio. It was love.
Mateo Ruiz González's photo essay shows New York during the coronavirus crisis.
Daniel, who has a congenital heart defect, knows going to a polling place will put her at risk. But voting in person provides a measure of satisfaction and psychological assurance that her ballot will be counted.
Until the border opens and they can return home, Thailand's migrant workers must navigate a labyrinthine immigration system, fight for health care, and struggle to survive, reports Medill Journalism School student Kira Leadholm.
I panic buy. I scour the shelves. I am spinning. I get what I can get. I taxi home, I wash everything down, I squirrel away. For three months I will mostly sit, and yet I am so tired.
As news of the pandemic's arrival to New York City spread, public reaction varied from denial to disbelief to panic. With conflicting messages from the government about the virus, New Yorkers were left to fill in the gaps.
In January, The World Health Organization published its first Disease Outbreak News on a novel coronavirus. By March 13, President Trump declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency. The U.S. officially was in crisis.
From April through September, 3,000 North Carolinians filed for bankruptcy—30% less than before the pandemic. When foreclosures, evictions and other debt collections start again—and some already have—experts worry there will be a wave of filings.
Three families faced eviction after COVID-19 cost them their jobs or their health. But each was hanging on. Barely. Here are updates to their stories, six weeks later.
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!
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
A young Catalan physician-scientist working on a remote island in Papua New Guinea has single-handedly revived the old quest to eradicate yaws, a disfiguring skin and bone disease.
In El Salvador abortion is illegal, violence against women common, and sex ed extremely limited. Did the Zika virus provide an opportunity for the country to talk about these culturally taboo topics?
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
High levels of poverty and malnutrition in the UK are triggering a re-emergence of related “Victorian” diseases, such as scurvy, rickets and TB—and even cholera and diphtheria. But who is most at risk?
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mark Johnson speaks on podcast at University of Iowa.
Jon Cohen and Carl Gierstorfer visited secondary schools and classes at Washington University in St. Louis during a public health tour focused on infectious diseases.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jon Cohen and Carl Gierstorfer are traveling to St. Louis to discuss their reporting on HIV/AIDS and Ebola.
The festival screened five Pulitzer-sponsored films, which centered on public health challenges faced by migrants and refufees across the globe.
This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.
The Best Documentary Feature award is the latest in a series for the Pulitzer Center-funded documentary, "The Abominable Crime."
Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.
Grantee Amy Maxmen dives into the nuance of reporting on the Ebola crisis with The Open Notebook.
The Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival in Winston-Salem will screen “The Abominable Crime," a film produced by the Pulitzer Center about homophobia in Jamaica.
After the Pulitzer Center journalists' visit to the Free Spirit Media Program in June, students show their documentaries on fortune tellers, masculinity, safe spaces, and the use of marijuana.
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.
This week: Zika's intercontinental hop, a look inside Russia, and developmental deficiencies from poverty.