Photo: Jernej Furman


> My newsletter, Not a Doctor, regularly covers COVID-19 news
> There’s a Lot We Don’t Know About the Promising Covid Vaccine, The New Republic
How Biden Can Beat Covid-19, The New Republic
> Trump Is Still the President, and the Pandemic Is Getting Worse, The New Republic
> Doctors Are Appalled by White House’s “Barbaric” New Coronavirus Strategy, The New Republic
> A Covid-19 Vaccine Doesn’t Need to Be Perfect, The New Republic
> Why Trump’s Experimental Covid-19 Treatment Could Be Bad News for Everyone Else, The New Republic
> No, Regeneron Did Not Cure Donald Trump of Covid-19, The New Republic
> Trump Is Encouraging Big Pharma’s Worst Instincts, The New Republic
> The Promising New Covid-19 Therapy You Probably Haven’t Heard About, The New Republic
> He’s Starting School at Home, But I’m Just Happy He’s Here, Catapult
> What Is Covid-19 Doing to Our Hearts? The New Republic
> You Might Not Know If Your Kid Has Covid-19, The New Republic
> Scientists Really Wish Trump Hadn’t Made That Covid Plasma Announcement The New Republic
> Can Platform Vaccines Really Save Us? The New Republic
> The Limits of Mask Ordinances, The New Republic
> Here’s What It Would Take to Reopen Schools Safely, The New Republic
> Traveling With Kids During the Pandemic, The Washington Post
> Behind the Conflicting Advice on Coronavirus Safety, The New Republic
> Female Scientists Are Bearing the Brunt of Quarantine Child-Rearing, The New Republic
> The Hard Truth About Antibody Tests, The New Republic
> Why Domestic Violence in the Arctic Could Surge With the Coronavirus Pandemic, ArcticToday (also published by Nunatsiaq News)
> Interest in Home Births Is Spiking as Coronavirus Complicates Labor Plans, VICE
> Canada’s Arctic Territories All Declare Public Health Emergencies, ArcticToday
> MOSAiC Expedition Halts Aerial Surveys Due to Coronavirus, Travel Restrictions, ArcticToday
> How the Arctic’s Limited Infrastructure Could Make Coronavirus Deadlier in the Region, ArcticToday
> The Risky Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, The New Republic
> This Year’s Arctic Winter Games Canceled Over Fears of Coronavirus Spread, ArcticToday
> Arctic Fisheries Brace for ‘Significant’ Effects from China’s Coronavirus Lockdown, ArcticToday
> A Better Way to Stop Coronaviruses, The New Republic
> A Novel Virus Killed 24,000 Piglets in China. Where Did It Come From? NPR

Mental Health

> Rwanda’s Genocide Ended 26 Years Ago. Survivors Are Still Finding Mass Graves, NPR
> Mental Health Care Is Becoming Accessible in Nepal, Outside
> Solving the Suicide Crisis in the Arctic Circle, Pacific Standard
In a Land of Thundering Reindeer, Suicide Stalks the Indigenous Sami, STAT News (republished by PBS NewsHour)
Anguish in the Scandinavian Arctic [podcast], GroundTruth Project
The ‘Anticipatory Anxiety’ of Waiting for Disaster, The Atlantic
She Found Relief for PTSD With a Different Kind of Therapy. But Does It Work? The Washington Post


> In Rwanda, “Human Bait” Volunteers Help Battle Malaria, Undark and The Atlantic
> A New Kind of Chemistry: Why Science Is Rethinking the Humble Bed Net, Mail & Guardian and Bhekisisa
> The 7 Dwarfs Whistle While They Work to Fight Malaria, NPR


> Ending HIV, Monitor on Psychology
> HIV Rates Are Rising Across the American South in States That Didn’t Expand Medicaid, Pacific Standard
> 9 Million People Are Likely HIV Positive and Don’t Know It, NPR

Global Health

> Toilet Signs Give The Scoop On Pee And Poop, NPR
> The Unanswered Questions About Anthrax, NPR
> Bubonic Plague Strikes in Mongolia: Why Is It Still a Threat? NPR
> Researchers Are Surprised by the Magnitude of Venezuela’s Health Crisis, NPR
> Cholera 101: Why This Ancient Disease Is Making Headlines in 2019, NPR
> Oh, the Places You’ll Go: Toilet Signs Try to Help, NPR
> A Frozen Idea to Save Helpful Germs From Disasters, NPR
> What Kills 5 Million People a Year? It’s Not Just Disease, NPR
> Scientists Discover the Secret Weapon of Stomach Viruses, NPR
> Some Bacteria Are Becoming ‘More Tolerant’ of Hand Sanitizers, Study Finds, NPR
> Hungry for Change, China Dialogue

Climate and Health

> Climate Change Is Already Hurting Kids’ Health, The New Republic
> Solving the Suicide Crisis in the Arctic Circle, Pacific Standard (selected as a Notable article in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019)
> In a Land of Thundering Reindeer, Suicide Stalks the Indigenous Sami, STAT News (republished by PBS NewsHour)
> Anguish in the Scandinavian Arctic [podcast], GroundTruth Project

Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health

> The Growing Toll of the Global Gag Rule, The New Republic
> Trump’s Latest Target Is Breastfeeding Parents. But Nestlé Started This War Decades Ago., BRIGHT
> The Surprisingly Simple Way To Save Babies’ Lives, BRIGHT; also published by News Deeply
> Should Women Be Paid for Donating Their Breast Milk?, The Atlantic; also published by the Huffington Post
> Premature Baby, Preexisting Condition, Catapult
Indian Baby Showers Add Iron-Rich Nutritional Gift, Women’s eNews

Health & Development

> Kathy Pico Is Just Getting Started, Outside
> Can a Woman’s Rising Social Status Bring Down Rates of Domestic Violence? NPR
> Rejection by the King Of Nepal Was Not the End of the Road, NPR
> Therapy for Torture Victims Has Surprising Economic Benefit, Study Says, NPR
> Top US Government Aid Partner to Pay $500k Damages to African American Job Applicants, The Guardian
> CEO and Pregnant; Yahoo! But Wait a Minute . . . Women’s eNews; also published on
> Color Lines Create Widest Pay Gaps, Women’s eNews
> In India, Daughters-in-Law Encouraged to Speak Up, Women’s eNews

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 207 other followers

NBCC Member

%d bloggers like this: