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How COVID-19 has robbed children of pediatric visits, parents of child care and students of social interaction

Healthy moms, healthy dads, a healthy birth and having a strong, healthy foundation in the earliest years of life are essential for children’s long...

Life at the end of the ‘Age of Miracles’ — a look at why progress itself makes plagues and pandemics more likely and devastating

Review: Plagues and the Paradox of Progress – Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways, by Thomas J. Bollyky, 2018, 280 pp.,...

The unique, universal and slow-moving trauma of a disease that attacks our patience along with our bodies

Imagine speeding down a busy avenue as the passenger in a vehicle. The driver of your car, distracted and fussing with their phone, races...

We miss the full frame of healthcare when we see COVID-19 as the only culprit

The challenge to our health posed by COVID-19 is actually bigger than the coronavirus that caused it. As daunting as that challenge may be,...

What the architects of emerging COVID-19 coalitions might learn from leagues of old

Large national governments are characterizing the struggle with the coronavirus that causes this scourge, as something like a war. It is a metaphor that...

There is a reason cities are outpacing national governments in the face of COVID-19

Review: The Nation City – Why Mayors Are Now Running the World, by Rahm Emanuel, 2020, 235 pp., Alfred A. Knoph America’s first death attributed to...