There will be no dramatic end to the pandemic, but we can at least look for these four signs that it’s under control

Photo: San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers/Getty Images


The Senior Community Center on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where on January 29, 2021, volunteers staffed a coronavirus vaccine clinic. Photos: Jovelle Tamayo for Elemental

How Bainbridge Island’s Medical Reserve Corp is making sure not a single dose goes to waste


Yazzie, 31, is one of eight women helping run the health clinic in Navajo Mountain, a chapter of the Navajo Nation that straddles the border of Arizona and Utah. Photography by Sharon Chischilly for Elemental

Roxanna Yazzie works long hours to keep her community safe from Covid-19


Some men say Covid-19 is hitting them below the belt

Illustration: George Wylesol


Illustrations: Shira Inbar

‘The world owes him some gratitude, but he was not pleasant’



Six Months In

Lessons from the Covid-19 frontlines through the eyes of Dr. Craig Spencer

Dr. Craig Spencer. Photo illustration; Photo: Marc Goldberg


Photography: Meron Menghistab

Immunologist and new mother Megan O’Connor works nonstop to help her team move their Covid-19 vaccine forward


Science explains why there’s a loss of human compassion during pandemics

Illustrations: Virginia Gabrielli


In cities across the U.S. — from Seattle to Austin, Asheville, and Denver — medics say they are dealing with police altercations while trying to render aid

A street medic along with other demonstrators protest in front of the Hall of Justice after the death of George Floyd, in Los Angeles on June 10, 2020. Photo: MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News/Getty Images

Wudan Yan

Journalist based in Seattle. wudanyan.com

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