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Book cover for “Endemic: A Post-Pandemic Playbook” by Monica Gandhi, M.D. The book cover has a light beige background, bright orange border and the word “ENDEMIC” in all caps in a light blue bar in the middle. Above the title is a quote and the author’s name, and below is the subtitle and another quote. The compassion is on a light purple speckled background.

Our next pandemic’s playbook

Monica Gandhi on why our next pandemic response must center harm reduction, equality, and justice.
By Christine Mehta
Rhodesian ridgeback puppy sits on a black table and receives a vaccination in vet clinic. A owner or aide holds the puppy’s face.

Vaccine hesitancy spills over to pets

Rabies in humans is vanishingly rare, thanks to vaccine mandates. Canine vaccine hesitancy puts that at risk.
By Dominik Stecuła and 2 more
Illustration: Blue gloved hands extract a dose of a vaccine from a vial into a syringe. A pink tray with a box of vaccine vials is in the background. A few vials rest on the tray.

Vaccines: a victory and a failure

Despite being one of our most impactful public health tools, vaccines continue to be pilloried in the public square.
By Lisa Doggett
Illustration: Two different hands hold up opposite online dating profiles. In the negative space between the hands are illustrated hearts but also illustrated STI viruses: syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. The composition is on a pale lavender background.

Using Tinder to trace syphilis

Online dating apps mean more people don’t know who their hookups are, making STIs harder to trace. Enterprising public health workers are finding ways to turn the apps into tracing tools.
By Carrie Arnold