Public Health

World Bank Bias Threatens Pandemic Breakthrough

President Biden’s unheralded breakthrough in the fight against global pandemics is threatened by World Bank colonial biases. The Administration can still change course.

By Paul Davis Erika McKibben Kristin Urquiza

‘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