The biotech Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has developed a cocktail showing promising results.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Some experts say testing centers should report not just whether a person is positive, but also a number known as the cycle threshold value, which indicates how much virus an infected person harbors.
“There are 700 people who depend on me. That can be scary,” the principal of Oscar DePriest Elementary, a public school serving predominantly low-income households, tells Medill Journalism School professor Peter Slevin.
The leaders of Operation Warp Speed—the Trump administration program committed to finding a vaccine against COVID-19—flew in from Washington, D.C., for a tour of a Cincinnati hospital participating in the effort.
Twice as many residents caught COVID-19 at Mississippi's for-profit nursing homes, and nearly three times more died there, an analysis of health data by the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting shows.
Working on a deep sea fishing vessel was already one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Then the pandemic happened.
A lack of COVID-19 protections only scratches the surface of a long line of injustices suffered by migrant farmworkers who have lived in unsafe conditions and faced labor exploitation for years.
With all the suffering amidst the pandemic, how do we process our own pain? Five months after shutdowns began, "it is still okay to cry," writes Medill School of Journalism junior Amy Coval.
A new study shows that, in just a matter of weeks, the white-crowned sparrows’ songs recovered the acoustic quality of songs sung decades ago, when city life was less noisy.
Research published in Science may help explain why men are more likely than women to develop life-threatening COVID-19.
Between the end of North Carolina's eviction moratorium and the start of the federal government's, landlords in the state filed evictions against more than 18,000 tenants.
Abigail Echo-Hawk has been working for years with Indigenous people across the U.S. to collect data about their communities. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has given Echo-Hawk’s work even more urgency.
What happens when we're told to "walk a mile in his shoes" but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent.
A documentary by Carl Gierstorfer follows one community’s fight for survival against Ebola through the eyes of the Liberians on the front lines battling to bring the outbreak to an end.
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
When Cambodia closed its brothels a successful government-run HIV prevention program collapsed, and a new health crisis emerged.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific, and the epidemic is being described as a national disaster.
The India-Pakistan border overflows with heroin. Journalist Michael Edison Hayden and photographer Sami Siva report from the afflicted communities to find out what, if anything, can be done about it.
After dozens of vaccination workers were killed in Afghanistan, polio once again began to spread into the borderlands. The same strain is now re-surfacing in Syria.
To assist Liberia in containing Ebola, the US turned to its soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan from the most battle-hardened unit in the US Army. How does an infantry division fight a disease?
The current Ebola outbreak has been seen through the lens of terror and failure, but the untold stories of the epidemic hold heroism and hope.
Research during a disaster can seem frivolous when there aren’t enough resources to handle the immediate response. But in the Ebola outbreak it's become clear that data collection must happen now.
A scientific detective story that crisscrosses the globe, tracing the origins of HIV and its lessons for today.
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
For the first time in six years, the UN has acknowledged responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands.
From discussing the role of journalism in ending the epidemic to focusing on women and HIV, Pulitzer Center-supported journalists present their reporting in panels, workshops and exhibitions.
"Signs of Identity" is recognized for Zalcman's "creative approach" to documenting the lives of those who survived Canada's Indian Residential Schools.
Recognition latest in awards for documentary examining homophobia in Jamaica.
The Pulitzer Center has partnered with university and college professors and teachers to design example lesson plans on journalism and public health.
Photojournalists win top prizes for their reporting from Canada to Kenya.
Paul Nevin's focus on child-maternal health in Kenya and Jae Lee's on emergency care in Uganda take national prizes. Reporting on Maasai women by Sydney Combs places as finalist.
Daniella Zalcman and Guillaume Saladin reflect on the suicide epidemic of Canada's First Nations and consider what can be done to stop the trend of self-destruction.
The Pulitzer Center led CUGH 2016's shorts film festival and communications workshop as part of an ongoing partnership.
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Sydney Combs and Paul Nevin each place first in their regions for feature photography. Jae Lee and Kara Andrade each place first in their regions for in-depth reporting. Rebecca Gibian and Diana Crandall place first in their region for breaking news reporting.
Interactive web documentary exploring one village's encounter with Ebola nominated for 20th Annual Webby Awards' Best Science Website.