Cold-chain and two-dose requirements for promising vaccine candidates pose serious challenges for Native American communities without reliable electricity or transportation.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
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.
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.
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.
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa. Drug resistance is now so strong that patients are sent home to die. However, new drugs are being made available through trials or NGOs.
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?
During two days in February, 170 million children will be vaccinated for polio in India. And in the last two years, none of them have seen polio. India moves on from polio and forays into mHealth.
The Russian Federation confronts two devastating epidemics: widespread heroin abuse and HIV/AIDS. It appears to be losing the battle against both.
The Garifuna have historically been forgotten in Honduras and currently face one of the highest HIV rates in the Western Hemisphere. Traditional music and dance help raise awareness.
Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.
Overuse of antibiotics and poor sanitation in India have created a powerful new antibiotic-resistant superbug, which has spread to a dozen countries, thanks in part to medical tourism.
AIDS activists are beginning a new fight against the disease after health workers went on strike in 2009 to protest the theft from Zambia's Ministry of Health.
Last January's earthquake destroyed Haiti's health care system, once at the forefront of the struggle to treat and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. A look at life since the quake, for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Moldova has been hit particularly hard by the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a new, deadly strain of an age old disease.
Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male homosexual acts are criminalized – and can be punished with up to 10 years of hard time in prison.
Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease has shaped their lives. The journey brings him in touch with people who tell their stories, share their lives and teach him about resilience,...
Students from the Inspired Teaching School present their blended photos at the Pulitzer Center.
Carl Gierstorfer's latest film depicts the deep societal effects of Ebola and focuses on the struggles locals face long after international aid agencies and news outlets have gone.
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