Health

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.

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.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference.

U.S. Citizens Abroad Frustrated by Lack of Help From Embassies Amid Pandemic

Democratic lawmakers express “urgent concern” to Pompeo about failure to assist with flights and information.

The U.N. Security Council chamber sits empty

U.N. Diplomacy In The Age of Contagion

Some delegations are repatriating vulnerable staff from New York amid a surge in coronavirus infections.

A health worker checks the body temperature of a woman amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus at Kapaleeshwar temple.

Can India Avert a Health Apocalypse?

The world’s largest democracy is particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases—but history shows it can be surprisingly resilient.

A mass prayer at the Western Wall for coronavirus patients

Better Health Through Mass Surveillance?

Israeli authorities want to spy on people with the coronavirus.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio distributes information about the Coronavirus on March 9, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

New York Officials Tell U.N. Coronavirus Has Spread Throughout City

Foreign diplomats claim briefers from the mayor’s office say no specific measures are planned to protect them.

Relatives of patients in Venezuela

Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis Now Poses a Global Threat

The collapsing medical system can’t handle a coronavirus outbreak on its own. It’s time for the international community to step in.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump speak in Beijing.

U.S. and China Turn Coronavirus Into a Geopolitical Football

Beijing is using the outbreak to boost its reputation for global cooperation while Washington plays the blame-Beijing game.

Girls read an educational book about family planning in Uganda

Trump’s War on the Concept of Women’s Health

The United States has joined with a group of authoritarian countries in opposing not just abortion, but also basic medical vocabulary that applies to women.

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China Goes on Diplomatic Offensive Over Coronavirus Response

Beijing seeks to deflect criticism that its carelessness caused a global crisis.

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