Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

Why The Death Rate From Coronavirus Is Plunging In China

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

And what that means for the rest of the world. Researchers have found three likely reasons for the drop in the fatality rate.


New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren't Rare

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak in China seems like an unusual event. But scientists have found that similar viruses have been quietly jumping from bats into humans for years.


Coronavirus Outbreak Now Reaches 40,000 Cases

Monday, February 10, 2020

More than 40,000 people have now been infected with the new coronavirus — most of them in China. Here's what's known and not known about the trajectory of this outbreak.


Chinese Doctor Who Sounded Early Warning About Coronavirus Dies After Contracting It

Thursday, February 06, 2020

A hospital in China says a doctor who was reprimanded by authorities for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus has died from the illness. Dr. Li Wenliang was a 34-year-old opthalmologist.


Why The World Cares More About The New Coronavirus Than The Flu

Monday, February 03, 2020

Every year, viruses like influenza kill hundreds of thousands worldwide — yet countries don't respond with lockdowns or airport screenings. Here's why they're doing so over the coronavirus outbreak.


China Halts Transportation Out Of Wuhan To Contain Coronavirus. Could It Backfire?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Experts say China's move is unprecedented. Here's why they're opposed.


China Restricts Transportation Out Of Wuhan To Slow Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chinese officials have announced they are suspending transportation out of the city of Wuhan to stem the coronavirus outbreak that has sickened at least 500 people, including 17 deaths, in China.


Judging The Potential Threat Of The Wuhan Coronavirus

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How big a threat is the new coronavirus linked to a pneumonia outbreak in China? Here's what experts will need to answer that question.


New Respiratory Virus In China Raises A Lot Of Questions

Monday, January 20, 2020

A troubling new virus that surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month is raising concerns. Health authorities there say they have identified at least 139 people who've been infected.


3 U.S. Airports Will Screen Travelers From Chinese City For New Coronavirus

Friday, January 17, 2020

The CDC says the U.S. will start screening passengers traveling from Wuhan, China for symptoms related to a novel virus that's caused an outbreak of pneumonia in that city.


What Will It Take To Finally End Congo's Ebola Outbreak In 2020?

Thursday, January 09, 2020

As the world's second-worst Ebola outbreak in history drags into a new year, experts think the solution is less about medicine, and more about security.


Ebola Flares Up Amid Attacks On Health Workers In Congo

Friday, December 20, 2019

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is flaring up again. After several attacks on health workers, responders are still struggling to get back into areas where the disease is spreading.


This Is What It's Like To Be An Ebola Doctor Under Fire In Congo

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire says the United Nations is failing to keep its medical workers safe.


Why Giving Tuesday Raises An Uncomfortable Moral Dilemma

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Every time we divvy up our money among good causes, we're making a moral judgment about who is most deserving.


Researchers Find A Remarkable Ripple Effect When You Give Cash To Poor Families

Monday, December 02, 2019

Research suggests the most effective way to help poor people can be to give them no-strings-attached cash. Now a new study finds even neighbors who don't get the aid benefit.


WHO, UNICEF Evacuate Some Staff In Congolese City Of Beni

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

After a surge in violence in the Congolese city of Beni, the World Health Organization and UNICEF have decided to temporarily pullout non-essential staff from the Ebola hotspot.


Why Cash Aid Distributions Have A Beneficial Ripple Effect

Monday, November 25, 2019

Research suggests the most effective way to help poor people can be to give them no strings attached cash. A new study finds even neighbors who don't get the aid benefit from a big ripple effect.


A Sip Of Morphine: Uganda's Old-School Solution To A Shortage Of Painkillers

Monday, November 25, 2019

Uganda is challenging morphine's reputation as an archaic, dangerous drug — and inspiring other African countries to do the same.


Uganda Finds A Solution For Painkiller Shortage

Saturday, November 23, 2019

There's a massive shortage of painkillers in Africa. But Uganda has come up with a low tech solution: mixing morphine powder with water and providing bottles of it to patients for free.


Even Researchers Were Shocked By How Tough Life Is For Sanitation Workers

Sunday, November 17, 2019

In lower-income countries, snakes, cow carcasses and collapsing walls are among the hazards faced by this critical but long-ignored group of workers.