Jason Silverstein is a lecturer and writer-in-residence in the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. Follow him on Twitter @jason_reads.
A VICE review of colleges in three major cities identified enough space for 29,000 people in Philadelphia, 43,000 in Los Angeles, and 55,000 in New York.
Shortages in hospital staff, equipment, and space could force doctors in rural regions of the U.S. to begin the kind of unthinkable rationing decisions that have been reported in Italy.
Here are some of the challenges we face as a result of bad decisionmaking on the part of the U.S. government—and the small things you as an individual can do to protect yourself.
Cash would not only be a form of repayment, it would also undeniably improve people's health.
Recent analyses show that people in the construction industry are six times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than other workers.
Known as a "chilling effect," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
"Where you live determines your access to jobs, public transit, food, medical care, and insurance."
We may only now be seeing the health effects of state-sanctioned racism in the 1960s.
But doing so would likely make the drug problem worse.
"We've had nurses get kicked so hard they could hardly stand up, and they're asked to finish their shift."
Once again, the Trump administration invented a problem whose only solution is taking money from the poor to give to the rich.
We don't need the "right to try" laws Trump mentioned in his State of the Union.