The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe
As China’s epidemic continues to spread, things may seem scary. Here are 10 simple precautions that can protect you from contracting the coronavirus.
Europe Is Destined to Age—but Not to Suffer the Consequences
Migration and higher fertility can’t alter the course of Europe’s graying, but there is a strategy to avoid disaster.
Pakistan’s Secret Weapon Against Polio
Female health workers and religious leaders are driving up the country’s dangerously low vaccination rates.
Welcome to the Belt and Road Pandemic
There’s one difference between the Wuhan virus and previous outbreaks in the region: China is now impossible to quarantine.
China Deserves Some Credit for Its Handling of the Wuhan Pneumonia
The country’s response to this outbreak has been far better than to SARS, although even more information-sharing is important.
Just in Time for Lunar New Year, Another SARS-like Epidemic Is Brewing in China
Scores of people in Wuhan and Hong Kong have been sent to hospitals because of a mystery respiratory ailment—and true to form, China is trying to keep it quiet.
The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak
It’s not the disease that’s worrisome—it’s the Chinese government’s response to it.
Mexico Is Setting a Global Example on HIV Treatment
But the president’s recent funding cuts to civil society organizations threaten to imperil their progress.
On the Front Lines of the Trump Administration’s Ebola Response
The United States has mounted a wide-ranging response to the latest deadly outbreak, as only it can.
The Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring One of the World’s Biggest Looming Threats
Whoever sits in the White House come 2021 will likely have to confront a pandemic of some kind. He or she should start preparing now.
What Terrorism Experts Can Learn From Public Health Experts
National security professionals have a duty to use their influence to fight hyperbole.
Endless Conflict in Afghanistan Is Driving a Mental Health Crisis
A generation of Afghans came of age amid relentless violence. Saturday’s election offers little hope for help.
Trump Takes Center Stage at U.N. Summit
The U.S. president’s third UNGA address could be more toned down than before.
The World Knows an Apocalyptic Pandemic Is Coming
But nobody is interested in doing anything about it.
Nigeria Just Won a Complex Victory Over Polio
The country’s vaccinators have overcome distrust, misinformation, and an insurgency to reach this point, but they can’t stop yet.
The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It
In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.
In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long
U.S. health aid can also promote stability, mitigate extremism, and avoid costly longer-term military interventions.
Muslim Health Care for All
How religious communities in the United States are providing free health care and overcoming anti-immigrant sentiment.
Good Health Supports Good Governance
Trump’s budget reopens old—and unnecessary—arguments about the efficacy of health aid.