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The Aftermath

Health care in jails and prisons is terrible. The pandemic made it even worse.

The end of Roe will mean more children living in poverty

The dire health consequences of denying abortions, explained

How the US got so dependent on baby formula

A new study claims Medicare-for-all could have saved more than 200,000 lives during the pandemic

Yes, monkeypox is a real threat — but risk level varies

Guns do more than kill

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When hospitals value nurses as much as jello

Hospitals don’t profit off having good nurses. That’s a big problem.

What would it mean to treat guns the way we treat cars?

New York’s attorney general calls out Verizon for spreading Legionnaires’ disease

Why there’s still a formula shortage

How bad could the monkeypox outbreak get?

How America fails children

What we know so far about monkeypox

Pandemic school reopenings were not just about politics

Stronger public health systems and uniform messaging are critical to fight Covid-19

“A lot of unnecessary loss of life”: The White House’s dire warning on Covid-19 funding

Carrick Flynn may be 2022’s unlikeliest candidate. Here’s why he’s running.

Why baby formula is in short supply — and who is most at risk

3 pandemic metrics that could tell us what’s next

The faulty foundation of our new post-pandemic normal

Welcome to the choose-your-own-adventure phase of the pandemic

It’s time to think outside the mask mandate

The secrets hidden in sewage

What the media needs to get right in the next pandemic

Can we 3D print a better face mask?

The good and bad news about the current Covid-19 wave

How sewage can warn us about the next pandemic

Congress is cutting corners on Covid-19 funding. We may pay for it later.

The Biden administration is ending a controversial border policy

How Black North Carolinians pay the price for the world’s cheap bacon

Who should get a fourth Covid-19 vaccine shot — and when?

The surprising link between Covid-19 deaths and ... internet access

Is the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic behind us? We asked 8 experts.

4 lessons from the life of global health visionary Paul Farmer

2 big reasons America’s booster rates are lagging

What can actually convince vaccine skeptics to get their shots

The health system isn’t ready for an advanced cancer surge

Is the FDA too cautious?