County officials across the Philadelphia region say they routinely consider how to deal with infectious diseases like measles or whooping cough. But with millions of residents in their jurisdictions and the scope of the coronavirus outbreak still unclear, they’re readying for what could be a much greater challenge. Read more
What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Read more
Before Kathleen Ackert started her rotations, she was alarmed when she heard tales of medical students practicing pelvic exams on unconscious patients. Read more
The NYT editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. Read more
Despite federal reforms, including the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), “incarcerated women continue to experience physical and psychological safety harms while incarcerated and insufficient satisfaction of their constitutional rights.” Read more
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