Men’s Cycles (They Have Them Too, You Know)

In 1970, Dr. Edgar Berman dismissed the assertion that a woman could be president, by referencing women’s “raging storms of monthly hormonal imbalances.” The woman who subsequently held him to account was Dr. Estelle Ramey—my grandmother.

“Women’s chains have been forged by men, not by anatomy,” Ramey wrote in the first issue of Ms. in 1972.

Is It Possible to Have a Good Death With COVID-19?

Hospital patients around the world were dying alone, separated from their loved ones whether or not they had COVID-19, because of visitation restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. So after she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of her children: “Bring me home.”

Rest in Power: 100,000 Lost

Yesterday marked 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. As the country hits this grim milestone, we wanted to thank the women and men on the front lines and answer:

Who were they? And what can we do with our grief and rage?

Q&A: Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Murthy: “We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet”

As top health experts paint a bleak picture of the pandemic and warn of the dangers of reopening the country too soon, many individuals are feeling uneasy and unsure about what comes next. To help illuminate the path forward, Ms. associate digital editor Roxy Szal spoke with Dr. Rekha Murthy, MD about testing capabilities; what differentiates coronavirus from other infectious diseases, like the flu; the feasibility of herd immunity; and what’s giving her some much-needed hope.