Marc Silver

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Goats And Soda Readers: Take Our Survey

Saturday, March 13, 2021

We cover global health and development in our blog — but this time we want to hear from you via a new readership survey.


New U.S. Malaria Czar: Why We Should Care About The Disease, Even In A Pandemic

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Did you even know the U.S. has a malaria czar? Who himself had malaria as a kid? We interview Dr. Raj Panjabi, newly appointed by President Joe Biden.


How Goats (And Perhaps People) Make Up Their Minds

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How does a herd decide which direction to head in? Researchers put GPS collars on a gathering of goats to find out. Here's what they learned — and how it might apply to humans.


VIDEO: Face It! You're Bad At Judging Physical Distance. Here's How To Do It

Friday, January 15, 2021

Keeping a physical distance from other humans is more critical than ever in the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases surging and more contagious variants spreading. Yet humans are not very good at it.


Memo To People Of Earth: 'Third World' Is An Offensive Term!

Friday, January 08, 2021

TV correspondents and pundits spoke it, Twitter users typed it. They said the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was what happens in "Third World" countries. There's a problem with that.


About Us: Goats And Soda

Monday, December 07, 2020

Goats and Soda: What's our mission? And what's behind our name?


Life Was Improving For 'No Sex For Fish.' Then Came The Flood

Sunday, November 01, 2020

In a Kenyan fishing village along Lake Victoria, women fought the practice of fishermen demanding sex in exchange for a catch of fish to sell. They were making progress. Then came the floods of 2020.


How Bad Has The Pandemic Been For Childhood Vaccinations?

Monday, September 21, 2020

The betterment of childhood vaccination rates has been a global success story. A new report on the impact of the pandemic offers reason for concern — and optimism.


Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good Idea?

Friday, September 18, 2020

Some passengers don a disposable suit over their clothes to help shield themselves from the coronavirus. Is that helpful? What about gloves, face shields and goggles? Also: A blanket idea!


Whatever Happened To ... The Guy From Niger Who Dreamed Of Being A Leather Maestro?

Monday, September 07, 2020

Soumana Saley has a passion for leather crafts — and for education. But the pandemic has presented challenges as he builds his reputation and his school in Niger.


Dear World, You're Not Going To Have The Year You Thought You'd Have

Sunday, August 09, 2020

A writer shares how his wife's journey with cancer prepared them both to adapt during this unpredictable and chaotic time.


Masks And The Outdoor Exerciser: Advice For Runners, Bikers, Walkers, Hikers

Saturday, June 27, 2020

You've probably seen folks getting a bit of exercise with masks on, with masks slipped down around their neck — and with no masks at all. What do the experts suggest?


PHOTOS: The Masks Of Congo Are Worn To Protect, To Protest — And To Strike A Pose

Sunday, June 21, 2020

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, citizens are required by law to wear a mask in public. But the face coverings can have many meanings and materials — including banana leaves.


'The Dread Of Responsibility' — Paul Farmer On The Pandemic And Poor Countries

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The co-founder of Partners in Health talks about the challenges facing already challenged health-care systems as coronavirus spreads.


My Hand-Washing Song: Readers Offer Lyrics For A 20-Second Scrub

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Yes, you can sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Or the ABC song. And you'll hit the recommended time for effective hand-washing. But why stop there? Our readers have groovy musical alternatives.


PHOTOS: Public Life Is Surreal In A Pandemic

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A virus first identified in December has altered daily life and public spaces around the globe. These images capture scenes from this unnerving era.


PHOTOS: Scenes From The Epicenter Of The Coronavirus Outbreak

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A photojournalist in Wuhan, China, portrays a city under quarantine in the midst of COVID-19.


PHOTOS: China Builds A Medical Center From Scratch In Under 2 Weeks

Sunday, February 02, 2020

The goal is to create two facilities with more than 1,000 beds for cases of Wuhan coronavirus. But some specialists note that they aren't quite full-service hospitals.


Coronavirus In China: Over 200 Cases, Human-To-Human Transmission

Monday, January 20, 2020

The World Health Organization will convene a meeting on Wednesday to determine if the newly discovered virus presents a "public health emergency of international concern."


Reporters Pick Their Favorite Global Stories Of The Decade

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The topics range from a ticking time bomb in the Arctic to the art of taking selfies in an ethical way. Here are the stories selected by our contributors.