coronavirus

Doctors in New York test hospital staff with flu-like symptoms for COVID-19.

The U.S. Government Must Prepare Now for the Next Pandemic

Trump botched the coronavirus response. The United States cannot make the same mistake again.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a virtual meeting with regional officials.

Beware of Bad Samaritans

China and Russia are sending medical aid to Italy and other coronavirus-stricken countries, but their motives aren’t so altruistic.

North vs. South: The Netherlands competes against Spain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final in Johannesburg on July 11, 2010. The Netherlands, like Germany, is resisting Southern Europe’s calls for fiscal solidarity as the coronavirus causes economic chaos across the continent.

Fighting Pandemic, Europe Divides Again Along North and South Lines

Southern countries push for a eurobond while the wealthy North says “nein.”

A doctor in a refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico

A Desperate Scramble to Prevent the Pandemic at a U.S.-Mexico Border Camp

With 2,500 asylum-seekers packed in tightly and no coronavirus tests available, doctors and volunteers are doubtful that education will be enough to prevent the spread of the virus.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Narendra Modi’s Sisyphean Quest for Global Coronavirus Cooperation

India’s prime minister is pushing for a regional response while facing a growing crisis at home.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up tweets from Google

Google Wants Your Data in Exchange for a Coronavirus Test

Public health shouldn’t mean surrendering privacy to Silicon Valley.

President Xi Jinping arrives at a meeting of the National People's Congress

China Will Do Anything to Deflect Coronavirus Blame

Don’t mistake different messages for division within the party.

A live broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to the nation over the coronavirus outbreak

In the Coronavirus, Putin May Have Met His Match

The Russian leader still wants to make himself president for life. But COVID-19 is fomenting new distrust in the state he built.

Palestinian painters work on a mural to draw attention to the novel coronavirus pandemic in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on March 28.

It’s Up to Israel to Stop a Coronavirus Catastrophe Among Palestinians

The Palestinian health care system has been held back by military occupation and is unprepared for the coronavirus onslaught. Israel must act swiftly.

A military patrol walks past the empty Louvre Pyramid in Paris on March 28. The country has introduced fines for people caught violating its nationwide lockdown measures intended to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Authoritarianism in the Time of the Coronavirus

The pandemic offers dictators—and democracies alike—an opportunity for abuse.

A worker cleans a bus to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in Tehran on Feb. 26.

How an Iranian Airline Tied to Terrorism Likely Spread the Virus (and Lied About It)

Why is Iran the flaming epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East? One of the primary suspects is Mahan Air.

A group of migrant workers and laborers walk toward Uttar Pradesh as the nationwide lockdown continues over the coronavirus.

Social Distancing Is a Privilege

For a daily laborer in Mumbai, staying home means “my children and my wife will die.”

A Muslim man walks inside a burned house in a riot-affected area in New Delhi on March 1, 2020, after violence broke out in India's capital.

In Delhi, First Came the Pogroms. Then Came Coronavirus.

For Indian Muslims forced from their homes by mob violence, not even displaced persons camps can protect them now.

A craftsman works at a workshop in Tehran

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Democrats pushing back on sanctions, the use of colonial-era quarantine laws, and blaming China for the coronavirus.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attend the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, on Nov. 14, 2019.

The Coronavirus Is the Biggest Emerging Markets Crisis Ever

The pandemic is starting to topple one of the pillars of the globalization era.

A quarantine official checks the temperature of a Chinese medical expert in Cambodia

Cambodia’s Leaders Line Up a Coronavirus Scapegoat

Hun Sen needs somebody to blame for the impending disaster.

A sign that reads "You can't stay home if there is no home"

When Home Is More Dangerous Than the Coronavirus

Lockdowns are leaving domestic violence victims worldwide trapped with abusers.

Wembley Way is seen thanking the NHS

Today’s Coronavirus Anger Can Revive Tomorrow’s Welfare State

Under the right conditions, social frustration can herald the dawn of new political solidarity.

School students gather to demand action on climate change in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 20, 2019.

Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change

Extreme measures to fight the coronavirus have raised activists’ hopes for similarly drastic action on global warming. Here’s why they’re wrong.

A woman wearing a mask in Iran

Democrats Push Back on Sanctions, Citing Coronavirus Fears 

They want waivers to speed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Iran and other sanctioned nations hit hard by the pandemic.