UK health care workers face a 7X higher risk than than non-essential workers of becoming severely sick from COVID-19, according to a new

As Western countries rush COVID-19 vaccines to their populations, Africa’s 1.3 billion people may be near the end of the line, 

One of the first conditions to be screened for in utero and one of the least severe, Down syndrome is regarded as the “canary in the coal mine” for selective reproduction.   In Denmark, where universal Down syndrome screening is available, nearly all families get the test…

More than 100,000 Chinese citizens have already been given a COVID-19 vaccine before safety trials were completed, a state-owned company behind 3 vaccine candidates said Monday, Vox report

When residents of Grays Ferry—a tight-knit Black community in Philadelphia—started counting, they tallied dozens of loved ones who’d had cancer, many of them unusually young. The common denominator was a 150-year-old refinery looming over their community. In 2016, it was…

Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Western intelligence agencies charged yesterday, Forbes re

The WHO will issue ethical guidelines to inform human challenge trials, South China Morning Post reports, amid aggressive efforts to find a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fake medicines and supplies are flooding developing countries amid the COVID-19 crisis, and it could spur a “parallel pandemic” of counterfeit products.   Since the pandemic was declared, a global pharmaceutical crimes police unit has seized tens of thousands of counterfeit…

When hospitals are forced to ration lifesaving treatment, state policies—or lack thereof—could push COVID-19 patients with disabilities to the end of the line, according to the Center for Public Integrity.  

A tiny Texas firm making helmet-style ventilators is working around the clock to meet skyrocketing demand, and it has no plans to raise the product’s $162 price tag.   Sea-Long Medical Systems Inc. usually ships a few dozen devices each week. Their new goal: 50,000.   It’s…