Latest from Youjin Shin

How the pandemic set back women’s progress in the global workforce

In the first year of the coronavirus crisis women’s employment declined by 54 million, or 4.2 percent, compared with 3 percent for men.
  • Aug 28, 2021

Tracking coronavirus deaths, cases and vaccinations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The novel coronavirus made its first appearance in the region on March 5. How it has spread since then.
  • Jul 20, 2021

Why is K-pop so popular?

The genre’s catchy songs, savvy use of social media and dedicated fans are a formula for global success.
  • Jul 14, 2021

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

The coronavirus has killed millions of people globally since it first emerged in late 2019. Case rates remain high as the world grapples with unequal vaccine rollouts and new variants.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Unraveling the mystery of Europe’s uneven covid surges

More than a year into the pandemic, as some countries struggle yet again with surging cases, it still often seems there is little rhyme or reason to which countries get hit hardest, and when.
  • Mar 16, 2021

How one of America’s ugliest days unraveled inside and outside the Capitol

Jan. 6, 2021 will go down in history. This is how the day unfolded as Trump egged on his followers at a rally, Congress convened in a joint session and protests broke out across the nation.
  • Jan 9, 2021

Playing for the ‘right reasons’

Play as the Bachelorette in this retro-inspired video game, fighting to free the Man of Your Dreams from the prison of heteronormativity. Can you find true love before the real world breaks through?
  • Oct 27, 2020

‘Doomed to fail’: Why a $4 trillion bailout couldn’t revive the American economy

“For any other recession, this may have been a very good response. But because of this virus, it was doomed to fail.” The U.S. government spent nearly $4 trillion on a coronavirus recession without considering the deadly pandemic.
  • Oct 5, 2020

Heart conditions drove spike in deaths beyond those attributed to covid-19, analysis shows

Thousands of deaths may have resulted from people’s fears of seeking care in hospital overwhelmed by the pandemic, experts say.
  • Jul 2, 2020

U.S. coronavirus cases and state maps: Tracking cases, deaths

New cases and deaths declined dramatically as more and more Americans received vaccinations, although some places are experiencing a recent uptick in cases as the more contagious delta variant of the virus circulates.
  • Jun 26, 2020