Mary Bassett

Director of the Harvard FXB Center for Health and a professor in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Director of the Harvard FXB Center for Health and a professor in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Disease has thrived among dense populations since cities began. But COVID-19 is the worst example since 1918, and New York City is America’s primary victim.

What makes cities vulnerable to COVID-19? Concentrated poverty, says econ professor

Disease has thrived among dense populations since cities began. But COVID-19 is the worst example since 1918, and New York City is America’s primary victim.

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The polls may close at 8 p.m. tonight, but remember: In California elections, this is just the beginning.

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The all-Black Re-Collective Orchestra will make history on June 19 when it performs at the Hollywood Bowl’s “ Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom ” event.

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