The United States ranked first on health security; then came COVID-19. In place of technocratic hubris, we need robust new forms of democratic humility.
Physicians have been fighting for health justice for decades. To succeed, we need practical models for collectively remaking our systems of care.
Our mastery over microbes is only a few decades old. It is also far more precarious than we imagine.
Concerns about long-term side effects have helped fuel vaccine hesitancy. An immunologist explains why we can be confident in vaccine safety.
If we want to address vaccine hesitancy in the health care system, we must treat its lowest paid workers better.
Its authority derives not from unbiased scientists but from the institutions and norms that structure their work. Fighting mistrust requires more public engagement with policy, not unqualified deference to experts.
Defying conventional political labels and capitalizing on widespread distrust, a range of new movements share the conviction that all power is conspiracy.