Exclusive: Inside the Facilities Making the World’s Most Prevalent COVID-19 Vaccine

Exclusive: Inside the Facilities Making the World’s Most Prevalent COVID-19 Vaccine

If you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19, chances are pretty high that you’re benefiting from a product made by BioNTech. The German biotech company, co-founded by a husband-and-wife team of scientists, developed the vaccine that became not only the first to earn authorization in the U.S. for COVID-19 in December but also the first ever based…

Biden Wants to Reopen Schools within 100 Days. Here’s Why That Might Not Happen

Biden Wants to Reopen Schools within 100 Days. Here’s Why That Might Not Happen

A cozy fire flickered in the background and the mood was friendly as Dr. Anthony Fauci met with the nation’s top teachers’ union leaders, Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers and Becky Pringle of the National Education Association, for a virtual “fireside chat” in late January. But the conversation was somber, especially when…

Inside the Efforts to Provide Mental Health Care to Families Separated at the U.S. Border

Inside the Efforts to Provide Mental Health Care to Families Separated at the U.S. Border

When Mari and her teenage son, Jesus, were confronted by Border Patrol agents, they did not know they had already crossed the border from Mexico to the U.S. and were now on American soil. To this day, Mari—an asylum seeker from Guatemala—says she doesn’t know where they entered the U.S., only that the agents arrested…

Can the World’s Doctors Survive Another Wave of COVID-19?

Can the World’s Doctors Survive Another Wave of COVID-19?

The weight of the pandemic first caught up with New York City ER physician Jane Kim in April. After spending weeks caring for seriously ill patients, she learned of four deaths among her “work family.” Three died of the virus, another from suicide. Her grief “halted” her, she says: “You can’t think. You can’t move….

Little Recognition and Less Pay: These Female Healthcare Workers Are Rural India’s First Defense Against COVID-19

Little Recognition and Less Pay: These Female Healthcare Workers Are Rural India’s First Defense Against COVID-19

Archana Ghugare’s ringtone, a Hindu devotional song, has been the background score of her life since March. By 7 a.m. on a mid-October day, the 41-year-old has already received two calls about suspected COVID-19 cases in Pavnar, her village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. As she gets ready and rushes out the door an…

You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing

You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing

Li Shurui didn’t hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll up his sleeve and receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Two injections of CoronaVac made by SinoVac (otherwise known as Beijing Kexing Bioproducts) cost…