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Food Price Spikes and Social Unrest: The Dark Side of the Fed’s Crisis-Fighting
Emergency monetary policies produce an unintended consequence: rising food prices around the world.
Family Planning Efforts Upended by the Coronavirus
In India and around the world, community health workers are being rerouted to deal with the pandemic—with dangerous results.
Why the U.S. Health Care System Failed the Coronavirus Test
America needs a medical microgrid focused on treating patients where they are. Without locally focused care, doctors will continue to fail those who need them most.
Coronavirus Disproportionately Affects Health Workers. Here Are the Countries Most at Risk.
COVID-19 has strained medical systems worldwide, but some countries already lacked capacity long before the pandemic struck.
Can a Small Lebanese Town Become a Model for Conquering COVID-19?
The coronavirus hit Lebanon in the middle of an economic crisis. Unless the country can overcome rampant corruption and provide adequate social services, it won’t stop the pandemic.
After the Coronavirus, Don’t Repeat 9/11’s Mistakes
Americans are still living with the botched response to terrorism in 2001. The post-pandemic world needs better.
Privacy and the Pandemic: Time for a Digital Bill of Rights
Democratic governments need digital tools and personal data to combat the crisis, but too much sharing can be dangerous to individuals. How can they strike the right balance?
Globalization Will Look Very Different After the Coronavirus Pandemic
New barriers are going up at breathtaking speed. The pandemic will accelerate not the demise of globalization but its transformation.
The Coronavirus Is Exposing Populists’ Hollow Politics
As the crisis worsens, even more extreme groups may prosper.
The Countries That Are Succeeding at Flattening the Curve
Lessons from Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, and Iceland show that the coronavirus can be stopped.
The Tourism Industry Is in Trouble. These Countries Will Suffer the Most.
Many island nations rely on foreign tourists, but the world’s major economies will also see drastic declines in spending as the coronavirus shuts down travel.
Syria’s Revenge on the World Will Be a Second Wave of Coronavirus
The pandemic will soon magnify the threats festering in the Middle East’s longest-running war.
Can Europe and the U.S. Follow China’s Lead on Economic Recovery?
China may be getting something close to a V-shaped bounceback from the coronavirus. The question is whether it can last—and whether the rest of the world can achieve anything like it.
This Vaccine Could Save Health Care Workers’ Lives Now
Clinical evidence suggests the BCG vaccine may provide vital protection against the coronavirus.
Without Mass Testing, the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Keep Spreading
Countries such as South Korea that test thousands of people per day have slowed the outbreak. Other nations must adopt Seoul’s model before it’s too late.
This Time, Can We Finally Turn a Financial Crisis Into an Opportunity?
Once again, markets are crashing and taxpayers are bailing out wealthy insiders. It's time we reform this perverse social contract.
How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Reshape the U.S. Election?
A major outbreak and looming recession in the United States has transformed the 2020 campaign—and could have major consequences for the future of great power politics.
Amazon Workers Struggle to Stay Safe as Company Swells
The delivery giant is likely to come out of the coronavirus crisis even more powerful.
Is the Coronavirus Crash Worse Than the 2008 Financial Crisis?
The last global economic crisis was a financial heart attack. This one might be a full-body seizure.
Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response
As it improvises its way through a public health crisis, the United States has never been less prepared for a pandemic.