A Political and Literary Forum
Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
As policymakers debate the right response to COVID-19, they must take seriously the harms of pandemic policies, not just their benefits.
John P. A. Ioannidis
Contrary to the boosterism of billionaires, the need for space colonization must be argued for, not assumed. And the arguments aren’t good.
For the sake of both science and action in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need collaboration among specialists, not sects.
Proptech is leading to new forms of housing injustice in ways that increase the power of landlords and further disempower tenants and those seeking shelter.
Erin McElroy, Meredith Whittaker, Genevieve Fried
COVID-19 has revealed a contest between two competing philosophies of scientific knowledge. To manage the crisis, we must draw on both.
How a drug became an object lesson in political tribalism.
Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall
A doctor's case against COVID-19 abortion bans.
In this ongoing series, leading researchers debate how to turn knowledge into action.
Mortality rates typically fall during economic downturns. But the unprecedented features of the COVID-19 shutdown suggest that trend might not hold this time.
Sarah Burgard, Lucie Kalousova
Early advocates thought it could provide equal access to high-quality care. But private investment has increasingly crowded out public service, and use is now surging during the COVID-19 crisis.
Jeremy A. Greene
We should be wary of simplistic uses of history, but we can learn from the logic of social responses.
Alex de Waal
In addition to masks and ventilators, doctors demand a fundamental transformation of our health care system.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
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