The US has just 4% of the world’s population but an estimated quarter of its confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.   Despite the country’s considerable advantages, its response was built on woefully unstable foundations, Ed Yong reports. “Shredded” social safety nets, a…

Africa is nearing 1 million COVID-19 cases after they almost doubled in the past 3 weeks to 889,457—with 18,806 deaths, WHO reports.  

The US continues to speed past one overused “grim milestone” for COVID-19 after another: Exceeding 150,000 COVID-19 deaths, registering one coronavirus death per minute, and having one-quarter of all COVID-19 deaths in the world, 

South Africa's soaring infections could signal what’s to come in other countries across Africa, the WHO’s emergency chief Mike Ryan warned yesterday. Over the weekend, South Africa’s death toll passed 5,000, with 350,000+ infections—making it Africa's hardest-hit…

2019 saw the lowest number of HIV-related deaths since 1993—but despite substantial progress, the global AIDS fight is set to miss 2020 targets as COVID-19 threatens “to blow us completely of course,” according to UNAIDS’ executive director, Winnie Byanyima, 

Nursing home residents are being evicted from facilities—some without their families’ knowledge—and placed in “homeless shelters, rundown motels and other unsafe facilities,"according to a New York Times investigation.

Among COVID-19’s many mysteries is how many lives has it taken? 

China upped the number of coronavirus deaths in Wuhan by 50% earlier today—while denying there had been a cover-up, Reuters reports.   The numbers climbed from 1,290 to 3,869, raising the country’s official death toll to 4,632.

In the global arsenal for nearly a century, the vaccine against tuberculosis could provide some protection against COVID-19, Euronews reports.

With 760 million people in China under residential lockdown, scientific experiments in China are pretty much at a standstill, leaving researchers wondering how they can continue their work without compromising safety,Science reports.