Until a month ago, the CDC considered surgical masks sufficient protection for frontline health workers caring for patients outside of COVID-19 ICUs. By the time it updated guidelines, most of the 3,500 U.S. health care worker deaths from COVID-19 had already occurred. 

COVID-19 cases may seem low in Burkina Faso, but the pandemic is soaking up precious emergency care resources,

Health workers forced to reuse N95 respirators designed to be disposable have been a hallmark of pandemic supply shortages.   A year on, US hospitals are still rationing N95s despite significantly ramped up production.

People of color continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the ~3,400 US health care worker deaths since the pandemic began, according to an ongoing Guardian project.   Key findings: 

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

Doctors in Burma (Myanmar) pledged to shut down government-run hospitals across the country to protest Monday’s new military coup,

As its COVID-19 case count has surpassed 800,000 total, Los Angeles County is the latest US hotspot,

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, 

Iran’s health workers are exhausted battling the country's third COVID-19 wave, and public health experts are blasting the authorities for ignoring calls for help. Officially, 20,000+ nurses have been infected, and 300+ medical workers have died from Covid…