Reading Time: 7 minutes The coronavirus already has the entire world in crisis mode. What will happen when COVID-19 coincides with seasonal natural disasters? No one knows, but it’s high time to start figuring it out.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Victim advocates worry that isolation, a rise in firearm sales, and a decreased law enforcement presence may cause a surge in domestic abuse and gun violence.
Reading Time: 30 minutes Sheltering at home, face masks, and extra hand washing are the new normal. But what about people who’ve long struggled with germs and other phobias? Here is an important look at how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting those with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Reading Time: < 1 minute You may be complacent about the pandemic, thinking that the coronavirus only infects older people, or sick people, or nonwhite folks. Don’t be. Nobody is immune — and we are all in this together.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite the threat of the coronavirus, detained migrants are still being required to make in-person court appearances, which endanger all involved.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Day in and day out in America, people are killed by guns — but only the deadliest shootings tend to get traction in the national news. Here are a few of the personal stories from just a single day.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed how progressive insurgents can score primary upsets: by connecting directly with voters and outworking their entrenched opponents. However, the coronavirus pandemic is making that much more difficult this year, so how do these challengers cope?
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many asylum seekers on both sides of the US-Mexican border are living in dangerously crowded conditions with little access to crucial health care.
Reading Time: 12 minutes A look at how rural America, already devastated by opioids, is about to get hammered by COVID-19.
Reading Time: 6 minutes What is it like catching the last plane out of a country that is about to be locked down? WhoWhatWhy contributor Ramaa Reddy describes her just-in-time departure from India and offers a compelling account of the devastating impact the coronavirus epidemic may have on the country and its 1.3 billion people.