Activists in India called out Twitter for withholding tweets criticizing their government’s COVID-19 response, saying the censorship puts lives at risk.  

Even amid soaring COVID-19 cases in India, the world’s largest religious festival has brought massive crowds gathered “cheek by jowl” on the banks of the river Ganges this week,

The Lunar New Year is headed for a sad beginning as a spate of attacks—some against elderly people—have highlighted the rise of anti-Asian racism since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in China.    

As the pandemic drags on, health workers are overworked, emotionally exhausted, and traumatized by having  to ration care—and they’re burning out,

Asia's authoritarian governments are using “extreme measures and unchecked powers” to control populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a 

An alarming surge of cases in Europe—new cases doubled in the last 2 weeks in more than half of the member states—should serve as a wake-up call, the WHO warned yesterday, 

Iran’s COVID-19 deaths are almost triple the health ministry’s official reports—suggesting deliberate suppression of data, according to a BBC Persian Serviceinvestigation.

Governors, researchers, and others have decried the abrupt change in US government COVID-19 data collection and sharing that’s injected confusion into an already-faltering national response.

Tensions between US and China boiled over at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly yesterday, amid calls for investigations into source of the virus in China and the WHO’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

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.