South Africa's soaring infections could signal what’s to come in other countries across Africa, the WHO’s emergency chief Mike Ryan warned yesterday. Over the weekend, South Africa’s death toll passed 5,000, with 350,000+ infections—making it Africa's hardest-hit…
The US clocked another record-breaking day with 60,500 new COVID-19 infections reported yesterday, according to Reuters—the largest one-day increase by any country since
Beijing has gone into "war-mode" to stomp out a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases with aggressive testing, security checkpoints, school closures, and temperature checks, Reuters reports. The city reported 79 cases over the last few days, after nearly 2 infection-free months.…
One of the biggest questions around an eventual COVID-19 vaccine: Will it be equitably deployed throughout the world? Inspired by previous efforts around Ebola and pneumococcal vaccines,
Early results from human testing of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus suggest—but don’t prove—that it offers some immunity, The Washington Post reports.
The novel coronavirus could become endemic like HIV, the WHO warned yesterday. It will take a “massive effort” to counter it even with a vaccine—a prospect WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan called a “massive moonshot”, according to Reuters.
COVID-19 patients given remdesivir recovered faster than those taking a placebo, according to preliminary results from a clinical trial released by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases yesterday.
Escalating violence is making the threat of COVID-19 even more worrying in the DRC, home to the largest internally displaced population in Africa and half a million refugees, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
A coronavirus outbreak that emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has snowballed into the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the virus that causes the disease has infected nearly 2.6 million people around the world–killing more than 178,800 people as of April 22, 2020. This FAQ…
COVID-19 restrictions put 9.5 million women and girls at risk of losing access to reproductive health services and possibly leading to 11,000 pregnancy-related deaths, according to Marie Stopes International, The Guardian reports