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Coronavirus Prompts Cities, Residents to Rethink Use of Storm Shelters
When tornadoes and severe storms threaten communities this spring, residents may find their public storm shelters are not open.
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March 19, 2020
A Message About FRONTLINE's Coronavirus Coverage From Our Executive Producer
Raney Aronson-Rath on how FRONTLINE is working to uncover the facts, perspectives and stories that explain this historic moment.
March 17, 2020
Lawmakers Pressure U.S. Indian Health Service to Release Sex Abuse Report
The report focuses on the IHS’s failure to protect children from abuse during the nearly 30-year-career of pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber.
February 24, 2020
Indian Health Service Declines to Release Report on Sexual Abuse
The U.S. Indian Health Service says it can’t disclose a report that identifies the officials responsible for mishandling a government pediatrician who abused Native American boys for decades, citing a law meant to protect medical reviews.
February 20, 2020
U.S. Indian Health Service Doctor Indicted on Charges of Sexual Abuse
Charges against the South Dakota physician come amid numerous probes into the U.S. Indian Health Service's safety record.
February 13, 2020
Hong Kong Struggles with Coronavirus, Renewing Residents' Anger
Perceived mismanagement of the health crisis has caused a wave of fresh anger in Hong Kong, even from residents who previously supported the government.
February 11, 2020
Doctor Sentenced to Five Lifetime Terms for Sexually Abusing Boys
Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber abused patients in Montana and South Dakota between 1995 and 2011.
February 10, 2020
Inside the Fight Against an Earlier, Deadly Coronavirus: SARS
Revisit the 2003 FRONTLINE/World report, "Hong Kong: Chasing the Virus."
February 5, 2020
Insys Executives Are Sentenced to Prison Time, Putting Opioid Makers On Notice
John Kapoor, the founder of the drugmaker Insys, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for masterminding a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a dangerous painkiller.
January 23, 2020
Rx for Ailing Indian Health Service: Changes in Spending, Recruitment
The U.S. agency is under pressure to improve care for the 2.6 million Native Americans it serves.
December 31, 2019
"On Paper, Ebola Should Be Stamped Out": A Q&A With "Ebola in Congo" Filmmaker Ben C. Solomon
When Ben C. Solomon went to the Democratic Republic of Congo to document the Ebola outbreak, he was drawn to tell the story of the brave health care workers and volunteers battling the disease in the midst of a war zone.
December 23, 2019
WATCH: Fighting Ebola in a Congolese War Zone
In eastern Congo, in a region already devastated by a quarter century of war, an Ebola outbreak has spiraled into the second-largest epidemic on record.
December 23, 2019