Racial bias is built into analytics software designed to target services to the neediest patients, according to a 

New virus restrictions across Europe are “absolutely necessary” amid an “exponential surge of coronavirus cases,” Hans Kluge, WHO Europe’s head, declared today.

COVID-19 patients are swamping Moscow hospitals as a new wave of cases—coinciding with schools reopening on September 1—sweeps the city. Daily infections have nearly quadrupled from ~600 in early September to 2,200 by the end of the month. “All 900 spots are taken in our…

Copper is well-known as a ruthless germ killer—and a growing body of research supports its powers to slow the spread of infections in hospitals.   Could swapping stainless steel surfaces for copper be a game-changer?

Urban “safety net hospitals” in the US are still closing in alarming numbers, even as the communities they serve—predominantly the poor and people of color—are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.   Unlike rural facilities—which have been shuttering at a shocking pace…

Venezuela’s bungled attempt to mimic China’s strict lockdown practices has meant patients “crammed for weeks into filthy warehouses,” 

Saving patients is physicians’ first priority—and that often means sidelining sustainability, 

Grim forecasts for COVID-19’s toll on California’s homeless population have yet to happen. No one knows exactly why but part of the reason may be because of the potentially lower risk of being outdoors.   A lack of good data blurs the picture—hospitals and death…

Severe shortages of medical oxygen across sub-Saharan Africa have robbed many patients with severe COVID-19 and pneumonia of a key time-buying treatment. Activists blame 2 suppliers, The Linde Group and Air Liquide, that monopolize the market—overcharging and limiting…

A catastrophic explosion that rocked Beirut yesterday killed more than 100, injured thousands more, filled the streets with ambulances, and was felt as far away as Cyprus, the