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A researcher works on a coronavirus vaccine in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 23, 2020.

The editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association explains how a medical study gets published

"Two-thirds of papers are rejected without external peer-review," JAMA's Howard Bauchner told Business Insider.
"Criminals, in general, aren't rule followers," Kansas City Police Department sergeant Jacob Becchina told Insider.

Despite lockdown orders, murder rates are rising in cities across America

Homicides in Nashville have spiked 233% during the pandemic. Houston, New York, and other cities have reported sizeable increases, as well.

Sweden touts the success of its controversial lockdown-free coronavirus strategy, but the country still has one of the highest mortality rates in the ...

Some experts have said Sweden's risky strategy will eventually yield positive results, while others have highlighted serious pitfalls.
US President Donald Trump and Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro.

The anti-science leadership of Trump, Bolsonaro, and Putin led to the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world

"These leaders have cost tens of thousands of lives in their countries," a top global health expert at Georgetown University told Insider.
A composite image of Princess Basmah bint Saud and her cousin, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Imprisoned Saudi Princess Basmah hoped she would be granted mercy in Ramadan, but her cousin Mohammed bin Salman has turned a blind eye

Basmah is currently held without charge in Saudi Arabia's notorious al-Ha'ir prison as her health deteriorates.
Audrey Phoenix (left), Inita D, Hibiscus, and Catrina Lovelace outside Fresco's Cantina in Astoria, Queens.

This New York restaurant is offering drag queen delivery service

Customers of Fresco's Cantina in Queens can have a drag queen bring their meal and perform outside their house.
Medical staff push a patient on a gurney to a waiting medical helicopter at the Emile Muller hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France, to be evacuated on another hospital on March 17, 2020, amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Stories from the pandemic

We've heard heartbreaking, uplifting, inspiring, and infuriating stories from people during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a collection of them.
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest.

‘The end of Hong Kong’: Experts say China’s push to pass strict national security laws further erodes the city’s autonomy

China is planning to unilaterally modify Hong Kong's laws, and will likely outlaw the promotion of secession, subversion, and foreign interference.
The gravestone of US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon.

Police are investigating how the gravestone of Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon received these mysterious markings

US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon's heroic actions were portrayed in the war movie "Black Hawk Down."
A worker disinfects shopping carts at a Publix grocery store in Florida.

‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay...

"It's very important for me to have a paycheck, but all of us need a paycheck that's equal to the risk we're taking," a security officer told Insider.