A year after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Wuhan, China, few countries have fully contained the disease. Those that have share few, if any, political similarities.

With a new president in the White House, many expect the US to reclaim its position as a leader in global health. But this begs an important question.  Should any one nation, especially from the Global North, presume to lead global health? 

President Biden has formally disbanded the coronavirus advisory board that has guided his pandemic response plans since November.     But the team of top doctors, researchers, and public health experts isn’t going far.

Today, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States—alongside the first Black and Indian American Vice President in US history, Kamala Harris.     What happens then?  

Editor’s Note: This is the first of an occasional GHN series examining the health challenges that the new Biden administration must confront in its first 100 days.   The incoming Biden administration promises a vigorous, across-the-board reboot of the failed US…

Last week, besieged members of the US Congress barricaded themselves from violence—and experienced the terror that hundreds of thousands of American students have endured. 

The masses might have missed it, but on New Year’s Eve, President Trump quietly signed a “holiday miracle” into law: The Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act.  

The US EPA has finalized a rule long pursued by President Trump that requires researchers to disclose all raw data before a study can be used to shape public health protections.  

If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.

2 disillusioned Trump appointees—former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and his deputy, Amanda Campbell—left the CDC in August and are sharing what they saw: