Reading Time: 4 minutes The poor suffer disproportionately in the COVID-19 pandemic. In Nigeria, a country beset by poverty, the tragedies of the coronavirus are compounded by a fragile infrastructure, food shortages, and corruption.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In Russia’s overburdened medical system, whistleblowing may be more deadly than the coronavirus.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Wildfires, smuggling, and corruption increase radiation risks in the dangerous Exclusion Zone surrounding Chernobyl as Ukraine’s infrastructure is paralyzed by the coronavirus lockdown.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The daughter of the late Uzbek dictator finds out there are some things that even she cannot get away with.
Reading Time: 8 minutes WhoWhatWhy correspondent describes life in the time of coronavirus as Italy faces its “darkest hour.” Her account may be a preview of what’s to come in the US.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Most countries don’t have the health infrastructure to contain pandemics like the coronavirus. That’s a problem for all of us.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Inside the coronavirus ‘red zone’ in Italy, people have retreated to their homes to avoid contagion. WhoWhatWhy spoke to one woman about life under quarantine.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Planning to attend the Summer Olympics in Japan? You may want to bring along a Geiger counter — and a face mask.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hong Kong’s streets are deserted and only stores selling face masks have any customers.
Reading Time: 5 minutes WhoWhatWhy spoke to a US citizen who survived a nightmare in a Chinese prison. Was his arrest part of an organized campaign against Americans?