Janet Yellen confirmed as first female US Treasury Secretary – here’s what she can do about climate change

The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University • conversation
Jan. 19, 2021 ~9 min

What Janet Yellen can do about climate change as US Treasury secretary

The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University • conversation
Jan. 19, 2021 ~8 min

10 reasons why Anthony Fauci was ready to be the face of the US pandemic response

2020 was a big year for Fauci – but he's been on the national stage for decades. Here's more about his work before COVID-19 and why he was perfectly poised to help the US respond to the pandemic.

Barbara Gastel, Professor of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences and of Humanities in Medicine, Texas A&M University • conversation
Dec. 17, 2020 ~10 min

What are emergency use authorizations, and do they guarantee that a vaccine or drug is safe?

The vaccines that will first be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will have gone through a special approval process with the FDA. but just what is this expedited process?

Jeremy Greene, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University • conversation
Dec. 3, 2020 ~10 min

Buying a coronavirus vaccine for everyone on earth, storing and shipping it, and giving it safely will all be hard and expensive

Side agreements signed by some wealthy nations threaten to undercut global efforts to ensure a fairly equitable worldwide vaccination effort.

Nicole Hassoun, Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

Over 820 million people around the world go to bed hungry at night, and that tide is rising. For working to reverse it, the U.N. World Food Program has received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Jessica Eise, Postdoctoral Researcher, Purdue University • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Strong government response needed in COVID battle

The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.

Clea Simon • harvard
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Berlin patient: First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

Mr Brown, known as the Berlin patient, was cured after a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Contact tracing's long, turbulent history holds lessons for COVID-19

Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.

Ronald Bayer, Professor Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~10 min

MIT announces plans for fall 2020 semester

Extensive safety protocols will undergird the return of additional students and staff to campus.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 7, 2020 ~19 min

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