Masha Gessen

staff writer at the New Yorker

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"It [AIDS] was seen as this disease of the other. There was a lot of fighting to get people to see beyond that. ... In the case of the coronavirus, people think of it ...

1980s AIDS outbreak: Lessons for coronavirus

"It [AIDS] was seen as this disease of the other. There was a lot of fighting to get people to see beyond that. ... In the case of the coronavirus, people think of it ...

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In just three months this year, there have been more than 200 reported measles cases. Measles is extremely contagious. It’s also preventable.

How the measles outbreak is a quintessential political issue of our time

In just three months this year, there have been more than 200 reported measles cases. Measles is extremely contagious. It’s also preventable.

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Masha Gessen was born in Russia but emigrated with her parents to the United States. She returned to Moscow in the early 1990s when political change was afoot.

Lessons from a 'totalitarian mafia state' (Part II)

Masha Gessen was born in Russia but emigrated with her parents to the United States. She returned to Moscow in the early 1990s when political change was afoot.

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