Which country has the world’s best health care system? 

Which country has the world’s best health care system? 

I got my start as a blogger. But more specifically, I got my start as a health policy blogger. My first piece of writing I remember people really caring about was a series called “The Health of Nations,” in which I checked out books from…

The 2020 DNC was an eerie look at a country in crisis — and great TV

The 2020 DNC was an eerie look at a country in crisis — and great TV

For months now, the 2020 presidential election hasn’t felt entirely real to me. The obvious reason is that the global outbreak of Covid-19 scrambled everything about the campaign to such a degree that it felt ever so slightly like an event happening in some other…

Inside country with no Covid-19 cases – and why they think it's down to coconuts

Inside country with no Covid-19 cases – and why they think it's down to coconuts

Kiribati’s approach, one of the poorest and furthest of all countries, shows how fragile and underdeveloped it is. Small ribbons of green lie flat on the Central Pacific, the islands are extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. The greenness of these little patches of land…

Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Currently, farms around the world are producing chicken for sale by raising fast growing breeds of chicken in batches of tens of thousands, well packaged in warehouses that pose a danger to public health, a fire hazard, a danger to the safety of workers and…