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The coronavirus crisis is leading to an immunization crisis

The coronavirus crisis is leading to an immunization crisis

If you’d asked me when our baby was born in November how likely it was that I’d decide to delay his vaccinations against the doctor’s recommendations for several months, I’d have told you there was absolutely no chance. I report on global health; I know that the diseases vaccination has virtually eradicated in the US…
What “crisis pregnancy centers” really do

What “crisis pregnancy centers” really do

When Aya got a positive pregnancy test, she wanted to confirm the results at a clinic. But the first six places she called either required her to pay out of pocket, or had no appointments for a week. So Aya went to a pregnancy resource center. Sometimes called crisis pregnancy centers, the facilities’ “primary mission…
America’s crisis of trust and the one candidate who gets it

America’s crisis of trust and the one candidate who gets it

The biggest problem facing US democracy did not come up at the Democratic debate in Charleston this week. It hasn’t really been discussed in the election at all. But it lurks behind all the more specific issues, an unwelcome presence no one quite wants to acknowledge. It is simply this: The US is in a…
Coping with war and crisis through memes

Coping with war and crisis through memes

After the news broke the first week of January that President Trump had ordered the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, one of the most rapid reactions to emerge amid the surprise and confusion was the memes. Jokes about the possible fallout of Soleimani’s death were instantly everywhere. They especially proliferated on TikTok and Twitter,…
Vox Sentences: Another migrant crisis in Europe?

Vox Sentences: Another migrant crisis in Europe?

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Hurricane Dorian lowers in intensity as it travels through the US; Turkey’s president threatens to “open the gates” and…
Vox Sentences: Crisis averted — kind of

Vox Sentences: Crisis averted — kind of

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Senate passes a budget deal that will hopefully prevent a future government shutdown; massive wildfires in Russia could…
The House just passed a budget deal, taking a key step toward averting a fiscal crisis

The House just passed a budget deal, taking a key step toward averting a...

Congress just got one step closer toward staving off a fiscal crisis, as the House passed a budget deal that would increase government spending by $320 billion for the next two years and allow the government to continue borrowing. The House passed the deal with support from mostly Democrats on Thursday just before representatives left…
Tracy Reese Is Back — & Calling Attention To The Flint Water Crisis

Tracy Reese Is Back — & Calling Attention To The Flint Water Crisis

And how did she do that? Reese went back home to Detroit, where she designed and produced her new line, Hope For Flowers, It’s an 11-piece range sold at Anthropologie and made from sustainable fabrics sourced in Flint, Michigan, the site of a 5-year water crisis. “I had to make things that were less trendy…
Kyle Kashuv on his Harvard crisis: “I wish I could take it back. I can’t.”

Kyle Kashuv on his Harvard crisis: “I wish I could take it back. I...

Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland shooting survivor who has since become a conservative activist who spoke at the NRA’s annual meeting this year and in 2018, has become the center of a new political culture firestorm. On Monday, he tweeted that his admission to Harvard University had been rescinded after the unearthing of racist and anti-Semitic…
As Sudan Faces Political Upheaval & A Food Crisis, Here’s How To Help

As Sudan Faces Political Upheaval & A Food Crisis, Here’s How To Help

Sudan has been in a state of crisis since early April, when civilians opposing dictator and war criminal Omar al-Bashir finally ousted him from the government. Al-Bashir’s regime, though, was quickly replaced with violent military control, which has left hundreds of peaceful protesters injured, raped, and murdered, reports the Guardian. And now, according to a…

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