US support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent rights puts pressure on drugmakers – but what would a waiver actually look like?
The process will take months, if it's even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.
May 10, 2021 • ~9 min
200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
July 6, 2020 • ~11 min
Countries across the globe responded differently to the pandemic, and results show a difference in effectiveness as well.
May 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Distancing measures are not enough.
April 6, 2020 • ~5 min