For those wondering how America’s COVID-19 response went haywire, start with the CDC.   From the onset of the outbreak, the agency blundered with outdated technology, faulty tests, and flawed tracing of possible case contacts. The failures have shaken confidence in an…

Hydroxychloroquine did not prevent people exposed to COVID-19 from developing the disease, STAT reports, citing research published in the 

2 top medical journals are reviewing major studies they published on potential COVID-19 treatments (including hydroxychloroquine) after questions about their data surfaced yesterday, Science reports. The papers in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine shared a…

Black people accounted for 77% of coronavirus hospitalizations in a new study of Louisiana’s largest health system—yet just 31% of the typical patient population, NOLA.com reports.

Blood clots. Purple toes. Kidney damage. Heart inflammation.   While COVID-19 is widely known as a respiratory illness, its roster of mysterious symptoms is pointing researchers to a surprising possibility—what if COVID-19 only begins as a respiratory infection, but…

Protests against police brutality against black Americans risk spreading COVID-19—but police violence is a public health crisis that cannot be ignored, either. “These two stories are linked. They are both public health stories. The link is systemic racism,…

Goodbye, communal snack stashes and handshakes. Hello, face covers and driving to the office alone instead of carpooling. This is how the CDC views the future of work.

The WHO initially praised China for its “impressive” response and for promptly sharing the virus’s genetic code—but recorded meetings suggest this praise was more appeasement than substance.   Behind the plaudits, acrimony grew as China waited more than a week before…

A new Lancet article underscores the value of social distancing and face masks in controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus—but the research notes that one-layer cloth masks aren’t as effective as gold-standard N95 surgical masks, 

“Parallel plagues” of COVID-19 and police brutality—both taking an outsize toll on black Americans—have sparked outrage and grief across the US,  The New York Times Reports. Some protesters, moved by the senseless death of George Floyd in police custody, donned bandanas or…