As COVID-19 cases and deaths in Africa fell this week, health officials are taking stock of ways the continent can shore up its protections against future waves—including more concerted care for the elderly.

Senegal is aiming to package COVID-19 vaccines in plastic pouches rather than glass vials, a potential game-changer in making vaccines more accessible, 

Experts agree that the global death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly higher than the “official” 5.5 million count. But there’s less agreement about how vast that disparity is, and what methods might provide the most reliable estimates. As academics and…

​​Despite signs that the Omicron-fueled COVID-19 wave may have peaked in some countries, the pandemic “is nowhere near over,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters yesterday, 

With the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to block the US government’s vaccine mandate for large American employers, the Biden administration loses its key tool to drive vaccination numbers at a time when they are stalling.

Rocked by a massive volcanic eruption Saturday that set off tsunamis, Tonga faces an “unprecedented disaster,” according to the government’s first update today, 

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The true threat of Omicron can be hard for researchers and doctors to communicate.