White House Seeks $65 Billion to Prepare for Future Pandemics

The plan calls for an initial investment of at least $15 billion — half of what President Biden initially proposed.

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Covid Proved the C.D.C. Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?

The pandemic revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it.

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They Haven’t Gotten a Covid Vaccine Yet. But They Aren’t ‘Hesitant’ Either.

Much has been said about people opposed to or skeptical of coronavirus vaccines. But there’s another group that has yet to get shots, and their reasons are more complex.

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How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile

The shortage of lifesaving medical equipment last year was a searing example of the government’s failed coronavirus response. As health workers resorted to wearing trash bags, one Maryland company profited by selling anthrax vaccines to the country’s emergency reserve.

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Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims

The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.

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U.S. Will Revive Global Virus-Hunting Effort Ended Last Year

A federal agency is resurrecting a version of Predict, a scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans. Joe Biden has also vowed to fund the effort.

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Why We’re Losing the Battle With Covid-19

The escalating crisis in Texas shows how the chronic underfunding of public health has put America on track for the worst coronavirus response in the developed world.

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Blaming China for Pandemic, Trump Says U.S. Will Leave the W.H.O.

America’s decades-long relationship with the organization has been instrumental in improving health around the world.

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To Manage the Coronavirus in New York, You Need Testing and Tracking

It can’t do this alone.

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The Huge Cost of Waiting to Contain the Pandemic

As the numbers show, the timing of social distancing can have an enormous impact on death tolls.

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The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage.

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Density Is New York City’s Big ‘Enemy’ in the Coronavirus Fight

New York is more crowded than any large city in the country. That helps explain why it is the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak.

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Virus Hits Europe Harder Than China. Is That the Price of an Open Society?

The epidemic is now bigger in Europe, where governments aren’t used to giving harsh orders, and citizens aren’t used to following them.

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