The US could become the new COVID-19 epicenter, the WHO said today, pointing to a “very large acceleration in cases, Reuters reports. 40% of all new cases tracked by the WHO in the last 24 hours have come  from the US—marking a sharp acceleration.

As COVID-19 continues its worldwide attack, few pockets remain untouched. Here's a grim, global tour:South-East Asia

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A coronavirus outbreak that began in a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has spread to other countries and led experts to worry about the potential for a severe pandemic. This FAQ provides the basics of what a coronavirus is, how it’s transmitted…

Flaws in the US diagnostics and response to potential cases have led to growing fears that the US could be botching its important early COVID-19 steps.

There is a strong case to be made for testing drugs in the disease-endemic settings.   For example, a malaria drug tested on well-nourished participants in the US may prove less effective when put into practice in Kenya, where comorbidities like malnutrition are a real…

According to China’s official count, new COVID-19 cases are falling fast—but the reason could be shifting ways to count cases, infectious disease specialists suspect. And they’re losing confidence in the numbers, writes Helen Branswell in STAT.

It is looking like COVID-19 spreads much easier than SARS, will be harder to contain, and cause greater harm, the Los Angeles Times reports

Infectious killer TB has a single vaccine: bacille Calmette-Guérin. A recent study found that BCG developed in different countries varies wildly in the numbers of live bacteria it contains—some have 10–1,000X more others. “Imagine we marketed a heart medication and some…

Coronavirus cases hit 6,000 this a.m.