Coronavirus cases are surging in Iraq amid widespread shirking of restrictions like mask-wearing and doubt about whether the pandemic is real.   New daily cases, which were under 600 a month ago, reached 3,896 on last week. Half of them involve the variant discovered in the…

The US needs to step up its response on the risk of aerosol COVID-19 transmission, public health experts urged in a letter pressing the CDC and the Biden administration, the

In a country of communities divided by the pandemic, the most deeply divided may be Minot, North Dakota—a microcosm of the American mask debate.  

The Strategic National Stockpile is a crucial stop-gap resource for the US emergency response.   9 months into the pandemic, this clandestine network of warehouses bigger than Walmart, remains woefully inadequate.

Vaccines are on the way, but distribution presents herculean ethical and logistical challenges.

A controversial new study out of Denmark has found that wearing surgical masks did little to protect wearers from contracting COVID-19—clashing 

The CDC released its strongest guidance yet on face coverings yesterday, underscoring

President-elect Joe Biden knows he has his work cut out for him.   “Even if I win, it's going to take a lot of hard work to end this pandemic,” he said late last month.  

Tuberculosis is a curable illness, yet it is the top infectious disease killer worldwide. South Africa bears the brunt—the country lost 64,000 people to TB in 2019 alone.   Until recently, TB patients in South Africa—who wear face masks during treatment—also shouldered…

Anti-mask sentiment is spreading across India as the nation second hardest-hit by COVID-19 makes precarious progress.   In some states, defying mask mandates is a fineable offense—yet one survey found that just 44% of people across 18 cities said they wore masks in public…