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Coronavirus Threat Hangs Over U.N. General Assembly

Some world leaders traveling to New York are ignoring coronavirus safety protocols.

International terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

America’s Pandemic Travel Bans No Longer Make Sense

A thoughtless, unscientific policy of closed borders—even to vaccinated travelers—does a little more damage every day.

People stand in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. 28.

Biden Can Bounce Back From Afghanistan—by Vaccinating the World

My former boss has a rare opportunity to prove his critics wrong.

Ralph Madonia from the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Response Team secures his Bio Hazard suit October 15, 2001 as he responds to a report of a powdery substance found in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The Forgotten Biological Terror of 9/11

A new type of fear gripped the United States 20 years ago—and never stopped spreading.

WHO chief Tedros briefs media on COVID-19.

Biden Must Move Fast to Replace WHO’s Tedros

It will take an all-out diplomatic blitz to block the director-general’s impending reelection.

An Egyptian policeman patrols watch towers at Tora Prison on the southern outskirts of Cairo on Feb. 11, 2020.

Sisi Is Leaving the Sick to Suffer in Egypt’s Prisons

The Egyptian government has deliberately let a former presidential candidate languish behind bars without proper medical care.

Gravediggers carry the coffin of a coronavirus victim in Indonesia.

Indonesia Can’t Keep Up With Its COVID-19 Cases

As the massive wave driven by the delta variant spreads to outlying regions, official data may not reflect the scale of the tragedy.

Women line up for a COVID-19 vaccine at a free vaccination camp in Siliguri, India, on Aug. 24.

The Whole World Needs Vaccines Before a Worse Variant Than Delta Arrives

The United States has to put global health first unless it wants a new disaster.

Man gives thumbs-up in Belgium after getting vaccine

Belgium’s COVID-19 Comeback Is a Model for the World

Europe’s poster child for pandemic dysfunction can now teach other countries how to beat the disease.

Residents walk in Australia.

Australia’s Borders Aren’t Closed for Everyone

Celebrity exemptions are testing the public’s patience.

A teenager receives a COVID-19 vaccine.

Scotland Can’t Afford SNP Branding on COVID-19 Policies

U.K.-wide cooperation is vital to bringing the pandemic under control.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listens to then-U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) during a meeting in Hanoi on Feb. 27, 2019.

North Korea’s Curious COVID-19 Strategy

Pyongyang faces a looming catastrophe but is in no hurry to vaccinate its people.

A woman prays for a relative with COVID-19.

COVAX Is Not Working

Will the pandemic’s delta phase be more equitable?

Rodrigo Tuz Díaz, 11, a student at the Ignacio Ramírez Calzada primary school, works on his schoolwork at his home in the Indigenous community of Celtún, Yucatán state, Mexico, on May 3, as schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mexico’s School Closures Are Increasing Inequality

With schools shut for over a year, limited access to technology is exacerbating the education gap, leaving Indigenous communities behind.

An Indian Youth Congress activist takes part in a protest against rising fuel prices in Siliguri, India, on Feb. 26.

Specter of Stagflation Hangs Over Emerging Markets

Rich countries’ pandemic policies are sucking growth and capital out of the developing world.

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