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Pandemic Reflections

After we settle into a new normal, we shouldn’t forget the lessons of the past year

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Why he’s optimistic about the future of the pandemic

A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccination as part of a vaccine trial on August 13, 2020. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images


The Election & Your Health

A look at what’s at stake for America’s gaping health disparities

Illustration: Olivia Fields


Let’s be careful about how we define ‘progress’

Eat for your health and the next generation. Illustration courtesy of the author


A chiropractor explains YouTube’s addictive ‘crack’ videos

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Scientists fear an exhausted nation will let down its guard just as cooler weather raises risk of a twindemic

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Illustrations: Ariel Davis

Who believes and why, and whether conspiracism is really getting way worse


Doctors can prescribe medicine for health conditions. What can they do for homelessness, food insecurity, and other social determinants of health?

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For young people whose developmental task is to connect with other people, the pandemic can feel like life is on pause

The silhouette of a young man looking outside a window alone.
The silhouette of a young man looking outside a window alone.
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Perspective from an American citizen

A photo of Jacinta Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, giving an address.
A photo of Jacinta Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, giving an address.
Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern speaks during a New Zealand COVID-19 update at Parliament on May 26, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Dom Thomas — Pool/Getty Images

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