Health Care

‘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

The Can’t-Miss Way to Expand Obamacare

The next logical step is a universal cost cap, guaranteeing people that they’ll never be socked with unpayable medical bills.

By Ladan Ahmadi David Kendall

They Called It Iron City

Pittsburgh’s great resilience can’t erase what’s been lost in its transformation to a “meds and eds” metropolis.

By John W. Miller

The Failed Promise of a ‘Global Public Good’

The rapid discovery of a COVID-19 vaccine quickly gave way to vaccine nationalism in which developing countries have been left behind. Can we still turn things around?

By Ellen 't Hoen

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