Public Health

‘Pandemic Nihilism [Is] Not the Solution’

Death Panel Podcast’s Beatrice Adler-Bolton tells Democracy why we must confront our individuated approach to health care and protect the needs of the most vulnerable.

By Beatrice Adler-Bolton

We're Not 'Back to Normal'

And why acting as if we are is so detrimental to those who have been the most underserved during this pandemic. An interview with Dr. Julia Raifman.

By Julia Raifman

‘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 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

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