Health

A health care worker organizes COVID-19 tests in Houston on Thursday, June 25.

Leaving the WHO Will Hurt Americans’ Health

The World Health Organization is woven into the fabric of U.S. public health, and extricating it won’t be easy.

A midwife in training attends to one of the first patients of the day in the labor ward at Mirwais Hospital on Feb. 18.

The Midwives on the Front Lines

Despite rising violence, some of Afghanistan’s most vital workers are fighting stigma to deliver health care to the country’s mothers.

A police officer stands guard outside a cordoned-off block of apartments where the suspect in a multiple stabbing incident lived in Reading, west of London, on June 23.

Terrorism After the Pandemic

Months of isolation and governments grappling with other crises could lead to a rise in attacks.

People wearing face masks walk in front of a euro sign in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on April, 24.

Germany Is Finally Ready to Spend

In the long run, the COVID-19 pandemic may change Europe’s economy for the better.

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The Pandemic Has Given Armies in Southeast Asia a Boost

In Indonesia and the Philippines, military leaders are managing the coronavirus response—with lasting political repercussions.

Mobile hospital staff wearing personal protective equipment perform COVID-19 nasal and throat swab testing  on April 28, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Globally—and Poor Countries Are Worst Off

Experts have long said extensive testing is the key to mitigating the pandemic. But an analysis of testing data shows low-income countries have few resources.

Spanish deputies take part in a plenary session to discuss the "minimum vital income" plan approved by the government in Madrid on June 10.

Spain’s Post-Lockdown Culture War Has Only Just Begun

The coronavirus response has increased political polarization, threatening the country’s economic recovery.

Government advisor Dominic Cummings arrives home in London on May 25 after giving a press conference responding to allegations that he and his family broke U.K. coronavirus lockdown measures.

How Dominic Cummings Made Himself Irrelevant

By getting caught violating lockdown rules, Boris Johnson’s advisor has thrown away a massive polling lead—and with it, his almost total power over Britain.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 14.

Trump Scapegoats China and WHO—and Americans Will Suffer

The White House’s official narrative about the pandemic is contradicted by the facts—and creates new obstacles to stopping the virus.

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Britain Hates Johnson’s Machiavelli

Conservative Party advisor Dominic Cummings has drawn national wrath over a seemingly minor scandal.

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Goodbye, Government. Hello, Mafia.

From insurgent groups to charities, a range of nongovernmental organizations are stepping in to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

A worker feeds the piglets in a hog pen in China

China’s Farms Are Petri Dishes of Antibiotic Resistance

Poorly enforced regulation is causing a slow-moving pandemic.

The World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva on April 24.

Trump Stumbles in Effort to Confront China at WHO

U.S. fails to gain support for an immediate investigation into coronavirus origins and for bringing Taiwan on as observer. 

Franco D’Agostino, 54, returns home to his wife, Gabriella, and his three daughters in Penne, Italy, on April 27 after 42 days in the hospital. He spent 19 days in the intensive care unit for respiratory failure due to COVID-19.

Italy’s Next Phase: Returning Home

As the lockdown begins to ease up, coronavirus patients in ICUs across the country are just waking up—and beginning a long road to recovery.

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China Launches Counterattack Against U.S. Effort to Restore Taiwan’s Status at WHO

Beijing insists the World Health Organization should act according to “the one-China principle.”

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