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.

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

A picture of an at-home COVID test.

Welcome to the “You Do You” Pandemic Welcome to the “You Do You” Pandemic

The new Covid policy: Let them eat cake.

Sep 1, 2023 / Comment / Gregg Gonsalves

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These New Alzheimer’s Drugs Are a Travesty These New Alzheimer’s Drugs Are a Travesty

They cost a ton, have major side effects, and there’s deep skepticism that they even work. So why are we pushing them on patients?

Jul 27, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

A Covid-19 memorial done in collaboration between Naming the Lost Memorials, City Lore and Green-Wood Cemetery, at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on May 08, 2023.

It’s Not “Unreasonable” to Want to Change Our Rotten Health Care System It’s Not “Unreasonable” to Want to Change Our Rotten Health Care System

The pandemic showed how callous, unequal, and ineffective American health care can be—but some medical bigwigs seem to want people to stop pointing that out.

Jun 1, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

Now More Than Ever, We Need to Fight, Not Despair

Now More Than Ever, We Need to Fight, Not Despair Now More Than Ever, We Need to Fight, Not Despair

The never-ending Covid toll, the government’s indifference to this suffering—it’s easy to feel helpless about all of it. But we have to keep resisting.

May 11, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

An activist in Kolkata, India, paints her palm with the “Stop AIDS” message to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2022.

The Future of Global Health Has Rarely Looked Grimmer The Future of Global Health Has Rarely Looked Grimmer

It's not just about how much our leaders get wrong when it comes to public health. It's that the things they got right are in danger of slipping away.

May 4, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

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