• Voices of the Virus

'The U.S. Government Has to Take Back Control'

Public Citizen's Zain Rizvi tells Democracy how we let a handful of pharmaceutical companies turn the people's vaccine into the rich people's vaccine during a once-in-a-century public health crisis—and how we can turn things around.

By Zain Rizvi

The Impact of Mandates 'Has Been Dramatic'

From vaccine mandates, to combating disinformation spreaders, to scaling up rapid testing and ensuring Big Pharma is held accountable for global supply, Dr. Céline Gounder tells Democracy how we can navigate our way out of this pandemic.

By Céline Gounder

‘There Isn’t a Vaccine to Buy’

Dr. Tom Frieden, Former CDC Director, talks with Democracy about the Delta variant, criticism of the CDC, and the urgent need for a broad global response.

By Tom Frieden

Covid And the Lives We Devalue

With about 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes, it’s time we rethink a society and a health-care system that devalues the lives of the elderly and of those with disabilities.

By Sara Luterman

When Will Our Schools Be Safe?

Both reopening schools and teaching remotely carry important drawbacks for children and parents alike. A pediatrician tells Democracy about the best path forward for educating our kids during COVID.

By Hannah Lichtsinn