COVID-19’s Baby Bust
Disasters usually come with falling birth rates. But this time, they might not recover unless governments take action now.
The World Needs a Post-Pandemic Health Treaty With Teeth
WHO has no power to demand openness or independently confirm data at present.
What’s Behind India’s Second Coronavirus Wave?
Waning immunity, new virus variants—India’s sharp surge could be caused by any number of alarming factors.
Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success Is Worryingly Smug
Beating the pandemic has made the government and people overly complacent about China.
Russia and China Are Exploiting Europe’s Vaccine Shortfalls
Slovakia’s prime minister has resigned over a secret delivery of Moscow’s Sputnik V as Brussels struggles to keep the EU united.
Doctors on the Front Lines of the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis
Director Skye Fitzgerald’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Hunger Ward” chronicles Yemeni health care workers as they wrestle with famine and violence.
WHO Says COVID-19 Likely Started With Animals, Not Laboratory Leak
The long-awaited report is unlikely to quell concerns about China’s influence over the investigation.
The Global Race To Vaccinate
Facing new coronavirus variants and threats of backsliding, the world's effort to protect its most vulnerable populations must accelerate
The COVID-19 Global Response Index
From FP Analytics: A country-by-country assessment of government responses to the pandemic.
Biden Takes Small Steps Toward Feminist Foreign Policy
Biden’s push for gender equality is a huge change from Trump, but experts stop short of calling it a feminist foreign policy.
Did Israel’s Security State Fail the COVID Test?
Netanyahu’s focus on maintaining ultra-Orthodox support as the pandemic raged didn’t help him win, but it has left deep scars.
At China’s Borders, “Vaccine Passports” Just Got Real
In announcing it would prioritize travelers who had received Chinese-made vaccines, Beijing sparked outrage in countries where those aren’t available.
Rafael Grossi Has a Plan to Stop Future Pandemics
The ambitious head of the IAEA is reinventing the nuclear watchdog—though some fear he’s spreading the agency too thin.
Italy’s Dr. Fauci Talks Like Trump—but Is It Working?
Roberto Burioni fuses science with vulgar rhetoric to combat anti-vaxxers.
Everyone Was Wrong on the Pandemic’s Societal Impact
In March 2020, a study asked experts and laypeople for their predictions. Neither group came close to being right.