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…

Is there a viable alternative to the gold-standard N95 mask?  

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

Although face masks have been proven to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a letter from a purported “OSHA Inspector” that brands masks as ineffective recently spread like wildfire on social media.   Another theory that “masks make you sick” has made the rounds in…

President Trump’s brief hospitalization and dismissive comments about COVID-19 have launched concerns for his health, his staff’s, and the nation’s. Returning to the White House after being hospitalized, Trump publicly took his mask off and gave a thumb's up.   

President Trump delivered the news himself via a late-night tweet: He and his wife Melania have tested positive for COVID-19.  

The small Duke University study gen

Yes, covering your face all the time is a pain—but humans actually have it pretty good.  

34 current and former key US health advisors have questioned the data integrity of a new US coronavirus database, The New York Times reports.