Nurith Aizenman

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Africa Faces Vaccine Shortage, Challenges Administering Doses

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

While many African countries need more COVID-19 vaccines, others are struggling to administer the shots they have. Malawi and South Sudan have even had to throw out unused and expired doses.


Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far

Friday, April 09, 2021

One of the hottest areas of research right now: studies to determine how well current vaccines work against emerging coronavirus "variants of concern."


COVID-19 Vaccines Vs. COVID-19 Variants

Thursday, April 08, 2021

It's one of the hottest areas of COVID-19 research: How well do the various vaccines work against the variants? New findings are coming out daily. Here's what's known so far, and what's pending.


Gun Violence Deaths: How The U.S. Compares With The Rest Of The World

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The mass shootings in the Atlanta area and Boulder, Colo., cast a spotlight on this type of violence in the U.S., where the death rate is nearly 100 times higher than in the United Kingdom.


He Hoped He Could Get His Mom A Vaccine. Then Came The Call: She Had COVID

Sunday, February 28, 2021

For this health expert based in Boston, the effort to get vaccines to his native South Africa was intensely personal.


A Look At The Inequities Around The COVID-19 Vaccine In South Africa

Friday, February 12, 2021

South Africa is a case study of the inequities around the coronavirus vaccine. It has one of the world's worst outbreaks, fueled by a new variant. Yet officials are struggling to buy enough vaccines.


South Africa Halts AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Monday, February 08, 2021

New results from a COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa suggest the vaccine that was developed by AstraZeneca may not be as effective against the variant found there.


Why The Pandemic Is 10 Times Worse Than You Think

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Not everyone gets tested. A new model estimates how many infections are missed because of this and how many people are actively shedding the virus. The results lend urgency to the vaccine race.


Researchers' New Model Predicts Number Of People Currently Contagious With COVID-19

Friday, February 05, 2021

New research shows how official figures understate the U.S. pandemic: On any given day the number of infected people who are actively contagious is ten times that day's tally of new reported cases.


'Everything Broke': Global Health Leaders On What Went Wrong In The Pandemic

Monday, January 25, 2021

Six takeaways from discussions at the annual meeting of the World Health Organization's Executive Board.


Back To The Beginning Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, December 31, 2020

One year ago on Thursday, China notified the World Health Organization that it had discovered a new coronavirus circulating in Wuhan. NPR discusses what happened after that.


From 'Mysterious' Illness To Global Pandemic: COVID-19, By The Numbers

Thursday, December 31, 2020

A year ago today, the WHO first learned of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China of "unknown" origin. Here's the impact of that fateful day, by the numbers.


The Secret To Success? Having A Big Sister

Thursday, December 17, 2020

A new study suggests big sisters have a powerful impact. (Sorry, big brothers, you don't make as much of a difference.) But there are also potential downsides for the sisters.


What Impact Can Having An Older Sister Have On A Child's Development?

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

A new study suggests kids in poor countries benefit hugely from having older sisters — who are more likely than brothers or even mothers — to engage in stimulating play.


A Biden Promise About Overseas Abortion Funding Could Prove Difficult To Implement

Thursday, December 03, 2020

It's part of an ongoing back-and-forth: Republican presidents ban U.S. funds for foreign aid groups that 'promote' abortion, Democratic presidents revoke the ban. This time things could be different.


States Start Taking Significant Steps To Fight Pandemic As Cases Surge

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

As the U.S. enters the most challenging phase of the pandemic to date, states are reimposing different kinds of mitigation measures. This time around, experts are offering a wider range of solutions.


A Look At The State Of The Pandemic

Monday, November 02, 2020

Coronavirus cases are surging in many countries, including the United States and in Europe, and governments are imposing new lockdowns. NPR takes a look at the state of the pandemic around the world.


Why A Champion For The Very Poor Is Not Pessimistic. In Fact, He's Optimistic!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Steve Davis lays out the reasons for his (relatively) rosy outlook In his new book: Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism.


How To Reduce Human Suffering: 3 Lessons From A Seminal Public Health Study

Friday, October 16, 2020

The authors of the "Global Burden of Disease" report track the toll from every conceivable cause of death or disability. This year they also share intriguing solutions that give cause for optimism.


Ironic Twist: In Spring, Trump Halted Research Key To COVID-19 Drug He's Now Taken

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The drug remdesivir emerged in part because researchers had previously tested it in China through a project whose grant was abruptly ended by the National Institutes of Health.