India Is Seeing a Terrifying Second Wave of COVID-19
As families beg for help on social media, the government plays politics.
America’s Come-From-Behind Pandemic Victory
China was the global winner of the coronavirus disaster—until the United States beat the odds.
Sputnik V’s Biggest Legacy May Be Political Turmoil
In Eastern European countries that have accepted the Russian vaccine, destabilization has followed.
COVID-19’s Baby Bust
Disasters usually come with falling birth rates. But this time, they might not recover unless governments take action now.
The World Needs a Post-Pandemic Health Treaty With Teeth
WHO has no power to demand openness or independently confirm data at present.
Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success Is Worryingly Smug
Beating the pandemic has made the government and people overly complacent about China.
WHO Says COVID-19 Likely Started With Animals, Not Laboratory Leak
The long-awaited report is unlikely to quell concerns about China’s influence over the investigation.
The Global Race To Vaccinate
Facing new coronavirus variants and threats of backsliding, the world's effort to protect its most vulnerable populations must accelerate
The COVID-19 Global Response Index
From FP Analytics: A country-by-country assessment of government responses to the pandemic.
Did Israel’s Security State Fail the COVID Test?
Netanyahu’s focus on maintaining ultra-Orthodox support as the pandemic raged didn’t help him win, but it has left deep scars.
At China’s Borders, “Vaccine Passports” Just Got Real
In announcing it would prioritize travelers who had received Chinese-made vaccines, Beijing sparked outrage in countries where those aren’t available.
Rafael Grossi Has a Plan to Stop Future Pandemics
The ambitious head of the IAEA is reinventing the nuclear watchdog—though some fear he’s spreading the agency too thin.
Italy’s Dr. Fauci Talks Like Trump—but Is It Working?
Roberto Burioni fuses science with vulgar rhetoric to combat anti-vaxxers.
Everyone Was Wrong on the Pandemic’s Societal Impact
In March 2020, a study asked experts and laypeople for their predictions. Neither group came close to being right.
U.S. Exceptionalism Created Deadly COVID-19 Failures
The U.S. calamity wasn’t Trump’s fault alone—but it doesn’t have to happen again.