From left to right: Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom
Photograph credits from left: Kent Dayton and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2)
Despite vaccines, Harvard scientists warn, more-transmissible variants make COVID-19 harder to control.
Illustration by Dave Cutler
Contrary to expert belief, some financial crises can be predicted—and perhaps averted.
Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and Photograph of Paul Farmer
Photograph of Paul Farmer by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication
The 2014 epidemic was rooted in centuries of exploitation and war, Paul Farmer argues.
Anonymized location data can help guide strategies for protecting public health in a pandemic.
Photograph by Steph Stevens
How apocalyptic narratives help make sense of the modern world
Wildfires in California are one example of climate-change damages happening now.
Photograph by Kyle Grillot/AFP via Getty Images
Coming to terms with climate change’s relentless, long-term fallout
Fulani herders gather in June 2019 at a cattle market in the Sahel region of Africa. Rising temperatures are making life harder in this semi-arid region, driving inhabitants to cities.
Photograph by Marco Longari /AFP via Getty Images
In a June 1937 photo, Karl Puchner posed with his wife and son Günter—and a tiny swastika button, which his younger son discovered years later by using a magnifying glass.
Photograph courtesy of Martin Puchner
A German American scholar is unsettled by an ancestor’s secret.