Where We Lost 20,507,518 Years From COVID-19

In addition to at least 1,279,866 deaths in 81 countries as of January 6, 2021, the devastating impact of COVID-19 can be seen through a YLL, years of life lost, lens. COVID-19 Impact In the world, the average lifespan for…

How Present and Past Social Spending Could Connect

At more than $2 trillion, the cost of the March 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was double what we spent on Social Security in 2019. As a pandemic relief package, CARES Act checks were directed toward…

How Legos Helped to Build a Vaccination Center

Albrecht Broemme had to figure out the design of Germany’s Covid-19 vaccination centers at two airport terminals, a concert venue, a velodrome, an ice rink, and a convention hall. So, he used Legos. Below, Mr. Broemme is holding a picture…

What a Covid Resilience Rank Reveals

Comparing the Covid-19 response, Bloomberg’s resilience ranking tells us which countries are most successful and least disruptive.

The Cold Chain Links for a COVID-19 Vaccine

From ultra-cold freezers to huge quantities of dry ice, COVID-19 vaccine distribution needs a frigid supply chain.

How Global Attitudes About Vaccines Might Surprise You

Global levels of vaccine confidence that relate to safety and effectiveness can help us plan for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who Will Sacrifice Civil Liberties During a Pandemic?

Comparing 14 different countries, we would find the willingness to make civil liberties trade-offs for better health conditions varies.

The Reason We Weren’t Ready For the Pandemic

Trying to grasp our inadequate response to the spread of the coronavirus, we can look back at decades of decisions about pandemic preparedness.

The Covid-19 Test That Does More With Less

Because of productivity gains from Covid-19 pool testing, the Michigan State University’s 67,000 students can return to school more safely.

The Freezer Farm Where Covid-19 Vaccine Will Chill

Involving billions of doses of temperature controlled liquid vials, global Covid-19 vaccine distribution could be surprisingly complex.