Race and income disparities in healthcare, education, housing, and the workforce, unmasked by coronavirus.
In our news wrap Monday, the World Health Organization head asked wealthy countries not to buy up all the COVID vaccines before poor nations get any, President Biden plans to funnel more federal pandemic aid to businesses owned by women…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sam Lane
Native Americans have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a history of medical mistreatment has led some Indigenous leaders to brace for challenges in vaccinating their communities. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on those…
The pandemic's toll was highlighted in stark terms again Thursday as the expected life spans fell in the U.S. by a year on average in the first half of 2020. It is the largest drop since World War II, and…
By Candice Norwood
The White House seeks to improve data collection on high-risk groups; provide equitable access to vaccines, tests and personal protective equipment; and fund assistance for social services.
By Stephanie Sy, Lorna Baldwin, Vika Aronson, Ryan Connelly Holmes, Emily Carpeaux, Erica R. Hendry
For people whose COVID-19 symptoms linger for months, the effects can be devastating and debilitating.
By Laura Santhanam
Among the many coronavirus challenges the Biden administration faces, boosting public trust in the vaccine is a problem it must solve to move the U.S. past the pandemic.
By Vignesh Ramachandran, Chloe Jones, Dorothy Hastings, Isabella Isaacs-Thomas, Candice Norwood
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris face a confluence of crises as they kick off their first 100 days in leadership.
By Fedor Kossakovski
At-home testing aims to solve some of the hurdles that have hindered efforts in the U.S., but not all tests are equal nor are they all useful for the same situations.
2020 has been a year unlike any within living memory, and one that exposed some of America's deepest divides. Judy Woodruff spoke with emergency medical physician Dr. Uche Blackstock, Eddie Glaude, of Princeton University, New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore,…
By William Brangham, Cat Wise, Laura Santhanam, Jaywon Choe, Sam Lane, Leah Nagy, Rachel Wellford, Vika Aronson, Erica R. Hendry, Emily Carpeaux
In this episode, PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham talks to special correspondent Cat Wise and reporter Laura Santhanam about why the pandemic is likely making the childhood trauma crisis worse and how caregivers can help their kids and themselves through…
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