81,003. That’s the number of overdose deaths the CDC recorded in the 12 months leading up to last June as lockdowns upended lives and gutted addiction treatment services.   It was the most ever recorded in the US in a 12-month period.

Mounting evidence suggests that reinfection may be more likely with the new coronavirus variants.  

There’s little evidence that schools contributed significantly to increased COVID-19 transmission, according to a

The 501Y.V2 SARS-CoV-2 variant identified in South Africa has researchers worried it could bypass protection from prior infection or vaccination,

Reports that some low-priority staff at some elite medical institutions are getting coronavirus vaccines ahead of their turn are stirring an ethical outcry,

More than half of the spread of COVID-19 is caused by asymptomatic individuals, according to CDC modeling

The SARS-CoV-2 mutation now rapidly spreading across England’s South East is potentially up to 70% more infectious than its predecessor—but not necessarily more dangerous, according to a new 

2 disillusioned Trump appointees—former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and his deputy, Amanda Campbell—left the CDC in August and are sharing what they saw:

A CDC official says she was ordered to delete an email suggesting political interference by the White House, 

President-elect Joe Biden is rounding out his picks for key US public health roles as he prepares to take office next month, amid pressure to enshrine both