We Have to Get Out of This Phase”: Ashish Jha on the Future of the Pandemic

During the first year of the covid-19 pandemic, the public-health expert Ashish Jha posted hundreds of detailed Twitter threads, fielded thousands of interview requests, and was mentioned sixty [...]

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Ever End?

Twenty-seven months into the covid-19 pandemic, our defenses against the coronavirus seem at once stronger and more penetrable than ever. A growing majority of the U.S. population now has some [...]

Faith, Science, and Francis Collins

On June 26, 2000, the physician Francis Collins, then the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, stepped up to the podium in the East Room of the White House in front of [...]

What Should We Know About the President’s Health?

The majority of Americans now think that presidential candidates should release their medical records. These demands for greater transparency are not unreasonable. The public deserves a basic [...]

Good Leaders Make Good Doctors

During our final year of medical training, I would take turns with the other senior residents responding to cardiac arrests in the hospital. We’d spend weeks camped out in the doctor’s lounge, [...]