One Friday last month, I posted a map on Twitter. It drew immediate global attention, was seen by 8 million people, and has provoked strong responses and anger—and hopefully some soul-searching among those in governments and pharmaceutical companies.

Among the many challenges facing President-elect Joe Biden upon his inauguration on January 20, the most urgent is the US COVID-19 response. How will things change? What will be his strategies and priorities?

We may not be able to banish the coronavirus, but can we at least stop saying COVID-19?  

We take few things for granted the way we do oxygen. More than water, more than food, more than sunlight, we assume it will always be available. When it is not, we expect to quickly lose our breath, our focus, and perhaps our life. But patients suffering from COVID-19 and…

Measles—one of the most contagious diseases—is on a rampage thanks to falling vaccination levels.

During COVID-19’s onslaught in April 2020, an undocumented patient called our clinic seeking a COVID-19 test so that she could return to work. Further questioning revealed she’d recently developed a cough and fever, and that she works in close proximity to multiple people—…

With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.

While men and women face a roughly equal risk of being infected by the coronavirus, women are nearly 3X more likely to report mental health impacts from COVID-19, according to a survey released today by the nonprofit CARE. The survey of more than 6,200 women and 4,200 men…

Sufficient treatment capacity during pandemics like COVID-19 saves lives. The idea behind “flattening the curve” is to keep the number of sick patients below the existing capacity for treatment.