• Voices of the Virus

‘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

The 'South's First Office of Health Equity'

What it’s like to direct a poor Southern state through the eye of the COVID-19 storm, according to the groundbreaking former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health.

By Rebekah Gee

A ‘Complete and Total Failure’ of Leadership

This Florida doctor has seen 30-year-old patients with ‘an 80-year-old’s heart.’ And he knows whose fault it is.

By Rishi Rattan