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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Choosing, using, and losing your health care: A policy first-aid kit
In a four-part weekly series, Globe Opinion offers a baseline assessment of health care as well as prescriptions for fixing the industry.
IDEAS | VERONIQUE GREENWOOD
A viral mystery: Does one infection prevent another?
Having one viral infection might protect you from another. Is this a clue to stopping a future pandemic?
Robert Hecht and Shan Soe-Lin
What can we expect from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021?
We put this and other questions to a group of six global experts in infectious disease.
Mary Ann D’Urso
The Grocery Stories: How government should work for Americans
I am two people away from being called into the gymnasium’s set-up of makeshift tents where I will receive the first of two Moderna vaccines.
Fatal police shooting in Newton underscores difficult intersection of mental health, public safety
"The message of this incident cuts deep for anyone with loved ones struggling with mental illness. When does a life lose its precious value?"
Martin P. Solomon
America needs an immediate vaccination plan
Due to disorganization and politics in Washington and the seemingly dilatory approach of local government and health care leaders, I have nothing to offer my patients.
Kate Miller, Rebecca Weintraub, and Atul Gawande
A vaccine honor code will work
The moral compass of most people — even powerful people accustomed to certain advantages — will point in the right direction.
Mor Harchol-Balter and Justin B. Hollander
Vaccinate the youngest first
It will maximize efficiency and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
There are many untapped resources in vaccine rollout
A bid to create a volunteer COVID-19 Vaccine Corps drew attention from readers in health care fields.
IDEAS | KEVIN LEWIS
Social Studies: Fox News is good for business; what went wrong in Flint
Unexpected findings from the world of social science.
A grateful neighbor
As a New Hampshire resident, I want to thank the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for being such a thoughtful neighbor.