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Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
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.
The latest on COVID-19 from Boston Review
Claims that the cure is worse than the disease rely on a false tradeoff between human needs and the economy.
Gregg Gonsalves, Amy Kapczynski
Decades of neoliberal austerity will make it harder to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we must rebuild our social safety net and forge a New Deal for public health.
Amy Kapczynski, Gregg Gonsalves
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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