Public Health

‘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

We Need a Public Health Revolution

Want to support pandemic preparedness? Change the way we finance public health in America.

By Harold Pollack

How the Law Harms Public Health

The pandemic highlights the urgent need to change the legal paradigm from individual responsibility to social solidarity.

By Lindsay F. Wiley Samuel R. Bagenstos