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Do soda taxes fight obesity? How did Juul hook American teens? Vox tackles all your questions about public health issues and trends.

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

The end of Roe will mean more children living in poverty

The dire health consequences of denying abortions, explained

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?

Who actually needs a fourth Covid-19 shot?

What causes long Covid? Scientists are zeroing in on the answer.

The parents of the youngest children are not okay

Why Covid-19 is always one step ahead of the US response

We’ll never have a normal flu season again

The most consistently botched part of the US pandemic response

Texas shows the dangers of indifference to omicron

Rapid tests, omicron, and you

Covid-19 surges spark chain reactions that strain US hospitals everywhere

Just how much is Trump’s judiciary sabotaging the Biden presidency?

How to make sense of the case and hospitalization data as omicron takes off

How omicron broke Covid-19 testing

Congress is on the brink of an immense health policy failure

Does it still make sense for vaccinated people with Covid-19 to isolate for 10 days?

Omicron is coming and lockdowns aren’t coming back. So what can we do?

The one-dose problem is real