America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both. To understand the challenges, Global Health NOW turned to Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, a…

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“Team 700” bursts from the loudspeaker multiple times a day at New York’s Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to The New York Times. It’s code for a patient on the verge of death. New York City hospitals are seeing an “apocalyptic surge” of COVID-19 patients. 13 people…

COVID-19 appears to kill more men than women in many hard-hit countries—mystifying experts.

A sweeping UN climate report released yesterday offers a familiar dire forecast for the planet.   But this report addresses a brand new factor—COVID-19—and UN chief António Guterres warned that the outbreak must not distract from the climate change fight. "Both must be…

Will the extraordinary and controversial efforts to contain the coronavirus work? This week could prove critical, University of Hong Kong epidemiologist Ben Cowling tells TIME: “What we’re worried about is that we don’t see any reduction in the steady increase,” Cowling…

In Eastern Europe, a combination of low funding for public health and rising consumer spending power has fueled the rise of private medical care—and a race for the accompanying trove of health data.   Some of the region’s major insurers are partnering with startup tech…

International efforts to banish trade in mercury—used in gold mining—have spurred a multi-billion dollar black market in Indonesia that has spread exposure far and wide. And officials may be in on it, writes Richard C. Paddock. There is no safe level of mercury in humans.…

From a public health perspective, Vienna has a lot going for it—Alpine tap water, child benefits for moms, and some of the world’s lowest maternal death rates. There is one glaring exception: Vienna is also known as the “ashtray of Europe”—a quarter of Austrians…

Some academics have a secret side hustle testifying for tobacco companies in court, earning hundreds of dollars an hour as expert witnesses on a topic many have never published a word about. The strategy: Using the “common knowledge” argument that the dangers of smoking…