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The latest from FRONTLINE and our local journalism partners on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting communities across the U.S.

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As the U.S. Crosses 500,000 Deaths from COVID-19, These 9 Documentaries Offer Context
These nine FRONTLINE films help explain how we reached this point.
February 22, 2021
The Plastic Industry Is Growing During COVID. Recycling? Not So Much.
Unlike many sectors of the U.S. economy, plastic — an industry examined in the March 2020 documentary "Plastic Wars" — is increasing during COVID. But growth also means more waste in landfills.
February 17, 2021
U.S. Shifts Policy in Yemen, But the War Is Not Over Yet
The Biden administration announced two policy decisions last week, both major reversals from the Trump era, that aid and human-rights groups see as the first steps toward ending the war in Yemen — but say there's more work to come.
February 9, 2021
This Yemeni Doctor Has Treated COVID Patients for Months Without Pay While Living in the Hospital
Dr. Tariq Qassem’s story, featured in "Yemen’s COVID Cover-Up," sheds light on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, including the Houthi suspension of doctors' salaries, the impact of international aid cuts and the Saudi blockade.
February 9, 2021
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Yemen’s COVID Cover-Up
How the coronavirus pandemic has deepened Yemen's humanitarian crisis.
February 9, 2021
Chinese Spam Network Aims to Discredit U.S. COVID Vaccine and Response, Report Finds
A pro-Chinese digital propaganda network is attempting to discredit a COVID-19 vaccine distributed in the U.S., a new report has found.
February 4, 2021
A Timeline of China's Response in the First Days of COVID-19
Some of the key moments in the earliest days of China's COVID-19 outbreak.
February 2, 2021
‘Out of Control’: Wuhan Health Care Worker Sheds New Light on How COVID’s Early Days Really Unfolded in China
As cases mounted, health care workers were ordered to stay quiet, says the first worker from Wuhan Central Hospital to speak to international journalists about what was happening in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.
February 2, 2021
As Texas Struggles to Get COVID Vaccines, Rural Communities Are Hit Especially Hard
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, rural communities in the Texas Panhandle have struggled to keep up in the fight against the coronavirus. Early on they faced limited testing supplies and personal protective equipment. Now they can’t seem to get vaccines into arms fast enough.
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January 29, 2021
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China's COVID Secrets
The untold story of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and how China responded.
February 2, 2021
In Public, the World Health Organization Praised China’s Early COVID Response. In Private, They Had Concerns.
The Associated Press obtained leaked recordings of WHO internal meetings and shared them with FRONTLINE and the BBC; they are heard in the new documentary “China’s COVID Secrets.”
January 26, 2021