WHO is enlisting an independent panel to evaluate its global COVID-19 response, the agency announced yesterday.  

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

US President Trump gave formal notice of his intent to withdraw the US from the WHO yesterday, the AP reports, setting off a round of denunciations.

The Indian Academy of Sciences pushed back on its government's plans to release its homegrown vaccine in mid-August, calling the timeline “unreasonable and without precedent,” according to

Social distancing may be a novel concept today, but the first enforced quarantine was some 4,000 years ago, according to tablets excavated from the ancient realm of Mari, in the northeast of what is now Syria.  

US COVID-19 infections rose by a record 47,000 yesterday—and Americans could see 100,000 new cases a day, warns Anthony Fauci, barring dramatic steps to block the spread, Reuters reports.

As COVID-19 case numbers are rising in more than half of the states in the US, experts are now predicting 180,000 deaths by October 1, USA Today reports. A universal mask-wearing order in the US, however, could save as many as 33,000 lives, according to the…

From Anthony Fauci to local health officials, public health officials are being threatened for doing their jobs: advising the public and enforcing coronavirus containment measures, CNN reports.   The threats are happening in red and blue states alike, and in both rural and…

Even as the White House walked back President Trump’s Saturday campaign rally comments about slowing testing for COVID-19, new data show cases shooting up in the US and globally, AP reports.

The WHO is drawing up plans to determine who will receive a COVID-19 vaccine first if one is approved, Reuters reports—with frontline workers, vulnerable groups, and those working or living in high-transmission settings first in line.