Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Western intelligence agencies charged yesterday, Forbes re

COVID-19 lockdowns have posed a difficult dilemma for rape crisis centers.   When lockdowns began in Lagos, Women at Risk International Foundation initially closed its doors. But its 24-hour helpline saw a 64% rise in calls from victims forced to quarantine with their…

This pandemic has made it clear that disease surveillance is too slow.   Instead of relying on a patchwork of health providers to report unusual events, what if anywhere that collects blood could be on the lookout for unusual antibodies?   That’s the aim of the Global…

Lawmakers are the latest round of leaders to declare racism a public health emergency.   City councils in Cleveland, Denver, and Indianapolis, plus county officials in California and Maryland have acknowledged the crisis. More are sure to follow.     Why these places?…

America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both. To understand the challenges, Global Health NOW turned to Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, a…

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“Team 700” bursts from the loudspeaker multiple times a day at New York’s Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to The New York Times. It’s code for a patient on the verge of death. New York City hospitals are seeing an “apocalyptic surge” of COVID-19 patients. 13 people…

COVID-19 appears to kill more men than women in many hard-hit countries—mystifying experts.

A sweeping UN climate report released yesterday offers a familiar dire forecast for the planet.   But this report addresses a brand new factor—COVID-19—and UN chief António Guterres warned that the outbreak must not distract from the climate change fight. "Both must be…

Will the extraordinary and controversial efforts to contain the coronavirus work? This week could prove critical, University of Hong Kong epidemiologist Ben Cowling tells TIME: “What we’re worried about is that we don’t see any reduction in the steady increase,” Cowling…