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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.

A nurse administers a Pfizer booster vaccine.
A nurse administers a Pfizer booster vaccine.

The Next Pandemic Doesn’t Have to Hit So Hard

Investing in global health security can provide critical insurance against disaster.

Workers take off their protective gear.
Workers take off their protective gear.

Medical Workers Are Collateral Damage in China’s Zero-COVID-19 Policy

The costs of a once-effective approach are piling up as omicron cases rise.

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec (right) visits a PEPFAR project for girls’ empowerment in Nairobi on March 10, 2018.
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec (right) visits a PEPFAR project for girls’ empowerment in Nairobi on March 10, 2018.

The U.S. Congress Is Missing the Boat on Global Health Reform

Lawmakers are wasting a chance to fix the mistakes of COVID-19.

Ones and Tooze Override Photo
Ones and Tooze Override Photo

Ones and Tooze Podcast: Why COVID's Surge in China is Bad for the Global Economy

Lockdowns in the tech hub of Shenzhen and elsewhere could exacerbate supply chain problems.

A worker wearing protective gear walks near a locked down neighborhood in China.
A worker wearing protective gear walks near a locked down neighborhood in China.

How China’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Impact the Global Economy

With China’s southern tech hub of Shenzhen effected, supply chain problems could get worse.

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