During a pandemic that is forcing doctors to make life or death decisions because of equipment shortages, what are the ethics of who gets what?  

“This is the humanitarian mission of our lifetimes. And we won’t win every battle,” the chief medical officer of a New York City health system wrote to her staff last week. She warned that patients requiring ICU-level care were going to surpass their resources, according to…

Well before COVID-19 shocked the world, researchers at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation—set up just 3 years ago—were busy preparing for just such an unknown: “Disease X.”   COVID-19 is that disease—and thanks in part to CEPI, vaccine development has…

Chaos reigned at the CDC during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, ProPublica reports.   Hundreds of emails sent from January to early March reveal “an antiquated public health system trying to adapt on the fly.”   The correspondence reveals:

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the existing vulnerabilities of tribal communities across the US, several of which have been hit by the virus.

People who rely on addiction support groups are finding themselves isolated and at risk of relapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Alcoholics Anonymous groups taken a range of actions. In Mexico City, meetings have hand sanitizer at the door; in Nairobi, some groups meet in…

India put its population of 1.3 billion on lockdown yesterday, heeding calls from the WHO to take aggressive action, UN News reports.“If you can’t handle these 21 days, this country will go back 21 years,” warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

COVID-19’s lethal invasion in late 2019 has turned the world inside out. Yet, another disease, tuberculosis, has been plaguing humans since the Upper Paleolithic era, some 20,000 years ago. In fact, many infection-prevention precautions promoted for the coronavirus—coughing…

Large-scale lockdowns aren’t enough to stem the spread of COVID-19—efforts must focus on finding and isolating the sick, the WHO’s Mike Ryan warns, The Hill reports.  

Young adults in the US account for a surprising percentage of severe COVID-19 illness, according to preliminary data published yesterday by the CDC.