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December 14, 2020
What if Scientists Already Know How to Prevent the Next Pandemic?
One Health is a pan-species approach that could ward off the next big outbreak. But first, it has to overcome the anti-science ethos of the Trump era.
August 26, 2020
Letter From Seoul
“South Korea is not looking to the US to show the way anymore.”
Kristin R. Pak
July 29, 2020
Diary of a Never-Ending Crisis
“Keep walking, keep going, you can’t control it.”
July 27, 2020
The Pandemic Is Killing Research—So Where Is University Support?
“I’m a Covid researcher whose university is abandoning me and my colleagues. And I’m one of the lucky ones.”
May 27, 2020
Surviving the Virus, Reading ‘Late Victorian Holocausts’
Scenes from a pandemic: 9
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April 15, 2020
Health Care Workers Are Being Fired for Speaking Out About a Lack of Supplies
Clapping for workers is nice, but protecting them is even better. Here’s how we can do that.
February 13, 2020
Transgender and Intersex Kids Must Have a Voice in Health Care Decisions
Transgender kids don’t need to be saved from affirming themselves, and intersex kids should not be “repaired” without consent.
January 24, 2020
The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases
In a bout of bipartisan neglect, Washington has cut billions from our public-health infrastructure over the past decade.
December 27, 2019
Vape Bans Won’t Make You Safer
Harm reduction advocates oppose vaping bans of all kinds, arguing that vaping is the most effective way to permanently ease smokers off cigarettes.
December 26, 2019
The Left Case for Fertility Awareness
No pill, intrauterine device, or ultra-ribbed piece of rubber could provide the sexual liberation I experience practicing a method associated with anti-choice religious zealots.