Tensions between US and China boiled over at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly yesterday, amid calls for investigations into source of the virus in China and the WHO’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

“We’re in deep s---. The world is, and we need to act.” When he read that January email from a medical supplier, Rick Bright knew the US was heading for a crisis with the novel coronavirus, he testified on Capitol Hill yesterday, according to CNBC.

Last week, it looked like Japan was winning the fight against COVID-19 without the chaotic disruptions in Europe and the US. But now, cases are rising: 70+ new cases today, Reuters reports, and a lockdown now looks likely. There are 2,000+ reported cases nationwide—500 in…

The Ebola response has been scaled back as machete-wielding militants terrorize Beni in eastern DRC—an outbreak hotspot, Amy Maxmen reports.   77 people have been killed in the recent violence.   UN staffers were evacuated after protesters—angry that the…

The world’s next pandemic is “a matter of when, not if.” To build a better-coordinated response that minimizes impact, leaders should craft operational, strategic and policy choices informed by lessons learned from the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak.   CDG fellow Jeremy Konyndyk’…

Advocates for global health security hoped that the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak would be the game changer that would finally spur meaningful, coordinated investment in health security—and break the recurrent cycle of panic and neglect towards epidemics.