With this pandemic, people are facing something they’ve never seen before, and that’s messing with how we process information and assess risk.  

If pets aren’t already sick of their humans after months of one-on-one time, they sure will be after this Halloween.  

The Black Death that hit Europe in the 1340s and early 1350s and killed tens of millions has some striking similarities to the current pandemic,

Russia’s heavy-handed approach to the pandemic—stiff fines for missing quarantine checks, jail time for knowingly hiding infections—could be backfiring, as COVID-19 cases surge. Russians’ history of mistrusting medicine—dating back to Soviet times—has also set the stage…

The pandemic has upended research efforts across the world—how are institutions coping?   Brazil: Lacking government guidance, scientists working on COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics implemented their own safety measures. They've canceled data collection…

It’s well known that infants and elderly people are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases—but what happens in between those age extremes?  

After months of covering the gloomiest of COVID-19 forecasts, Donald G. McNeil, Jr has “become cautiously optimistic” about the trajectory of the pandemic in the US. That’s not discounting the tragedy thus far, nor a potentially grim fall and winter. But, he argues: 

Almost half of Black American adults say they’ll pass on a COVID-19 vaccine even if it were free and deemed safe, according to a new poll from 

The 25-year-old man from Washoe County, Nevada had classic symptoms of COVID-19 (sore throat, cough, headache…) when he got his first positive test on April 18, according to 

The US COVID-19 death rate exceeds 18 other comparable countries, and the death rate from all causes in the US jumped sharply since the spring,