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An elderly white person pushing a blue walker stands in an entryway of a yellow brick building. A white screen door is held open by a figure just barely in the frame. The person holds a door tags that say: “We are offering free covid-19 vaccines” and “walk-ins welcome.” The rest of the text is illegible.

Public health’s COVID crossroads

A lot fell through the cracks during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one doctor argues we have a clear way forward.
By K.J. Seung
Medical scientists Melva Mlambo (standing) and Puseletso Lesofi prepare to sequence COVID-19 Omicron samples at Ndlovu Research Center in South Africa in December 2021.

How COVID-19 changed African R&D

African scientists broke new research ground during the pandemic. It's a sign of things to come.
By Linda Nordling
Four black and white images dipciting causes of trauma with multiple gradient boxes overlaid on top. Gradient goes from deep red to grey to bright yellow. Images from L-R: microsopic scan of coronavirus, a tree standing among rushing flood waters, a protestor holds a handmade poster saying "How many more"? and a medical professional sits at a microscope in full protective gear: mask, face-sheild, hood, scrubs and gloves.

The age of trauma

With sources of stress piling up health experts are looking to root-cause solutions.
By S.I. Rosenbaum
Red-filled shape of the continent of Africa

Tackling COVID-19’s global spread

Harvard T.H. Chan School researchers have helped address the unique COVID-19 burdens faced by countries around the world.