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People wait in line to receive the monkeypox vaccine in New York.
People wait in line to receive the monkeypox vaccine in New York.

Break Out the Condoms to Fight Monkeypox

Clear, honest messaging on sex is vital to stopping a potential epidemic.

A person walks past a grid of mostly domestic movie posters in Seoul in 2006.
A person walks past a grid of mostly domestic movie posters in Seoul in 2006.

South Korea’s Film Rules Need a Reboot

The success of productions such as “Squid Game” and “Parasite” prove the industry can hold its own without excessive protectionism.

A pedestrian passes artwork by the artist known as the Rebel Bear
A pedestrian passes artwork by the artist known as the Rebel Bear

Who Managed COVID-19 Best, and Why?

A new book compares different countries’ responses to the pandemic, and the conclusions are intriguing.

A man uses a bottle to feed his newborn baby.
A man uses a bottle to feed his newborn baby.

Baby Formula Marketing Practices Are Still Too Aggressive

While American mothers can’t find enough formula, a new WHO report details why parents are getting too much in other parts of the world.

U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley as she arrives for the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 8.
U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley as she arrives for the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 8.

A Disjointed Western Hemisphere Gathers

The controversial Summit of the Americas yields some progress on health and migration cooperation.

A health worker takes a swab sample from a woman by the entrance of a residential area under COVID-19 lockdown in the Xuhui district of Shanghai on June 8.
A health worker takes a swab sample from a woman by the entrance of a residential area under COVID-19 lockdown in the Xuhui district of Shanghai on June 8.

Xi Won’t Yield Over Zero-COVID Pressures

The Chinese Communist Party will crack down rather than risk losing control.

The empty streets near the Pyongyang Railway Station
The empty streets near the Pyongyang Railway Station

Beijing and Washington Need a Joint Plan for North Korea’s COVID-19 Disaster

As Pyongyang claims success, the World Health Organization raises serious doubts.

People in white personal protective equipment are seen in dark lighting.
People in white personal protective equipment are seen in dark lighting.

Beijing’s ‘Slow-Motion Lockdown’

Residents feel the walls are closing in with tighter restrictions in pursuit of zero COVID-19.

The U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department

U.S. Diplomats Abroad ‘Routinely Denied Access’ to Reproductive Care

A letter alleges the State Department put diplomats facing reproductive health emergencies in “life-threatening situations.”

Kim Jong Un wears a face mask on television
Kim Jong Un wears a face mask on television

North Korea May Be Trapped Between Famine and Plague

As COVID-19 sweeps through the country, outside help is desperately needed.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Bill Gates’s Pandemic Prevention Plan Has a China-Sized Blind Spot

In his new book, the billionaire philanthropist focuses on technical solutions but ignores politics.

A resident receives a coronavirus vaccine in China
A resident receives a coronavirus vaccine in China

Older Chinese Are Demanding Money to Get Vaccinated

A government push has created a strange market in some rural areas.

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House in Washington on April 9, 2020.
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House in Washington on April 9, 2020.

Fauci: China’s COVID-19 Situation a ‘Disaster’

The White House’s chief medical advisor assesses the world’s response to the pandemic.

A woman looks at burning funeral pyres during the COVID-19 pandemic in India
A woman looks at burning funeral pyres during the COVID-19 pandemic in India

India’s Official COVID-19 Death Toll Is Still an Undercount

As the World Health Organization seeks to revise global figures, politics in New Delhi stand in the way.

A girl carries vegetables in Shanghai
A girl carries vegetables in Shanghai

Shanghai’s Food Shortages Spur Voluntarism and Cynicism

Locals are ensuring their own supply after prominent government failures.

Buenos Aires protest against inflation
Buenos Aires protest against inflation

The Dangerous New Anti-Globalization Consensus

Soaring inflation is just one reason for Washington to keep global disintegration in check.

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