Gregg Gonsalves

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Nation public health correspondent Gregg Gonsalves is the codirector of the Global Health Justice Partnership and an associate professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health.

Yale University students reoccupy a central lawn on campus and establish a second Gaza Solidarity camp after the first tents were taken down by campus police, April 26, 2024, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Universities Like Mine Are Providing an Authoritarian Blueprint for Trump Universities Like Mine Are Providing an Authoritarian Blueprint for Trump

The potential next president and his allies are looking at the campus-led crackdown on free speech as a perfect dress rehearsal.

May 9, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Passengers on a sightseeing bus wear masks on Thursday, January 4, 2024 in Washington, DC.

The Covid Revisionists Are Endangering Us All The Covid Revisionists Are Endangering Us All

As the possibility of a new pandemic looms, influential figures are telling us we shouldn’t have been so worried about the last one. This spells trouble.

Apr 25, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Joe Rogan and Brett Weinstein.

AIDS Denialism Is Back. We Can’t Let It Take Root. AIDS Denialism Is Back. We Can’t Let It Take Root.

Joe Rogan, RFK Jr., and others are pushing long-discredited conspiracy junk about HIV and AIDS. Here’s how we should deal with them.

Mar 8, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Mandy Cohen rubs her head while taking notes during her end-of-day check-in inside her office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

We’re Letting a Public Health Disaster Unfold In Slow Motion We’re Letting a Public Health Disaster Unfold In Slow Motion

Republicans are working hard to destroy our public health infrastructure. Too many Democrats are helping them. It needs to stop now.

Feb 22, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

An outdoor mobile testing site in New York City.

After Four Years of Covid, We’ve Still Got Our Heads In the Sand After Four Years of Covid, We’ve Still Got Our Heads In the Sand

Liberals are in denial. Conservatives are trying to destroy public health. And the virus is still raging.

Jan 25, 2024 / Comment / Gregg Gonsalves

A family in masks taking pictures on smartphone.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year—From Covid Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year—From Covid

If we want to mitigate the great existential threats to our survival—from microbes to the warming planet—we’re going to need bolder thinking than “getting back to normal.”

Dec 27, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

A peace walk in Cologne, Germany, on November 19, 2023.

The Lesson From This War: Peace Is a Public Health Issue The Lesson From This War: Peace Is a Public Health Issue

If public health is about human health and flourishing, then assault, torture, murder, and war are all our business.

Nov 30, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

ACT UP protesters close the Federal Drug Administration building to demand the release of experimental medication for those living with HIV/AIDS. Their slogans read: “Never Had A Chance;” “Dead From Lack of Aerosol Pentamadine”; “I Got The Placebo”; “I Died for the Sins of the FDA.” The demonstration was held outside the FDA headquarters in Rockville, Md., on October 11, 1988.

Patient Rights Groups Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From ACT UP Patient Rights Groups Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From ACT UP

These groups are invoking ACT UP’s legacy to push for further deregulation of the FDA. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Nov 9, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

Senator Sherrod Brown (right) (D-Ohio) speaks during a press conference about the child tax credit on February 8, 2022.

We Know How to Get Good Public Health Policies. Now We Need to Figure Out How to Keep Them. We Know How to Get Good Public Health Policies. Now We Need to Figure Out How to Keep Them.

It’s not enough to come up with good ideas for our broken healthcare system. We need to create the political space to make them stick.

Oct 19, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.

Reminder: Liberals Can Be Vaccine Deniers Too Reminder: Liberals Can Be Vaccine Deniers Too

As RFK Jr. shows, it's not just Republicans pushing anti-vax conspiracies. That's why the White House needs to take this issue much more seriously.

Sep 28, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

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