COVID-19

‘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

Should We Drop the War Metaphor?

Why we shouldn't assume a war footing in addressing big societal problems, like COVID, for which we can't define the terms of victory.

By Stuart Whatley Nicholas Agar

First, the Waiver. Next, let's Vaccinate the World.

The Biden Administration's support for the TRIPS waiver is a huge victory for people over profits. Yet there is much work left to get COVID vaccines to all. Here's what needs to come next.

By Peter Maybarduk

Building Back Better (Than Expected)

An update on the hits and misses—fortunately, with many more of the former than the latter— of Joe Biden's recent slate of appointments.

By Jeff Hauser David Segal

Why America Needs a Tech New Deal

Technology and telecommunications will be crucial to economic recovery and social integration. 

By Nicol Turner Lee