Infected people being shunned by first responders and racist outbursts against Asians are just two examples of pandemic-fueled stigmas proliferating nationwide. At the same time, there are many instances of people and communities working together and overcoming biases, says Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute and a veteran of HIV/AIDS research and public policy. “How we respond to the pandemic is a measure of who we are, a measure of our goodness,” Marlink says. “The pressure we should put on ourselves is, this is an opportunity to be human.”  To read the full story.