Category Archives: Health

Health: Vaccine Passports Explained (WSJ Video)

Startups, governments and nonprofits are racing to create so-called “vaccine passports,” or digital health passes aimed at helping people travel and safely move around in public. WSJ explains what it would take to get a global digital health pass system off the ground. Illustration: Zoë Soriano

Morning News Podcast: Cryptocurrencies, Covid Vaccine Patent Waivers

A.M. Edition for May 7. WSJ’s Caitlin Ostroff on investors’ hunt for the next crypto winner. WSJ’s Rochelle Toplensky discusses healthcare stocks after global calls to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents. And, ham-radio enthusiasts are seeking far-off destinations. Marc Stewart hosts.

Covid-19: Global Impact Of India’s Case Surge (Video)

India has put vaccine distribution to other countries on hold as the country battles the world’s fastest-growing Covid-19 surge. The delay in distribution is hampering the global vaccination effort. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann

Medicine: ‘How Vaccines Actually Work’ (Video)

Vaccines are medicines that train the body to defend itself against future disease, and they have been saving human lives for hundreds of years. Vaccines are medicines that train the body to defend itself against future disease.