Pandemics

Demonstrators protest in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasília on Oct. 8, the day Brazil was expected to reach the milestone of 600,000 people dead of COVID-19.

Brazil’s Senate Accuses Bolsonaro of Crimes Against Humanity

It’s a new low for his government’s catastrophic pandemic response.

People wait to get a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the coronavirus at the vaccination center of BLK-Max hospital in New Delhi on May 4.

Has the Pandemic Burned Itself Out in India’s Capital?

Why a crowded New Delhi hospital with empty COVID-19 wards is a sign of hope.

Residents look as an artists gives finishing touches to a mural depicting frontline workers carrying a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in Kolkata on January 2, 2021.

India Is Carrying the Burden of Vaccinating the World

Most Indians still aren’t fully inoculated against COVID-19, but their government is ramping up vaccine exports.

Construction workers and demonstrators attend a protest against COVID-19 regulations in Melbourne, Australia, on Sept. 21.

COVID-19 Measures Are Soft Compared With Tuberculosis Rules

Complaints about vaccine mandates ignore well-established, far more intrusive precedents.

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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.

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.

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?

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