When Boston’s Brigham and Women's Hospital dug into the details of COVID-19 deaths, it forced a reckoning with hospital policy.   For one, patients, often Latino, who spoke little or no English had a 35% greater chance of death. Also, lower-paid hospital workers getting…

As COVID-19 patients flood hospitals in Poland—with COVID-related deaths surpassing 800 a day—the pandemic has laid bare the country’s severe shortage of health workers.   The crisis has surpassed “even my worst dreams,” says Kinga Szlachcic-Wyroba, an anesthesiologist in…

India topped more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases per day yesterday and potentially faces an “out of control” virus, 

Hospital doctors treating the first COVID-19 cases had no way to know how the disease would progress in any given patient. 

The UK is set to offer the entire population twice-a-week testing beginning on Friday, though the plan is drawing fire from critics.   Different takes:

Albuquerque’s Lovelace Women’s Hospital bills itself as a state-of-the-art newborn facility.   Yet an investigation has found that extremely preterm babies were dying at almost 2X the rate of a nearby newborn facility.

In countries where the B.1.1.7 variant is dominating, the picture is getting much worse, 

The health system in Burma (Myanmar) has come to a near standstill, rocked by ongoing violence and disruptions following the February 1 military coup. 

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. 

Among COVID-19’s many casualties: A global focus on the growing dangers of antibiotic resistance.