It’s looking like China’s severe social distancing policies paid off, as it passed the 5-days with no new locally transmitted cases on March 23.

Why is Italy’s startling COVID-19 death rate—7.2%—so much higher than China’s 2.3%?  

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.  

COVID-19 is gaining a foothold in the world’s most overcrowded prison systems, raising grave concern about the spread of the virus in facilities where social distancing can be near impossible.   Venezuela’s notoriously overcrowded prisons are rife with infections—like…

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

COVID-19 hit China first—and as cases taper there, other countries are still grasping for the best approaches.     What can they learn from China?   Lockdowns worked—but travel bans were less effective within China than internationally. Cutting off Wuhan delayed the spread…

As COVID-19 continues its worldwide attack, few pockets remain untouched. Here's a grim, global tour:South-East Asia

The 1918 flu and other pandemics of yore didn’t need air travel to spread like wildfire—and closing borders today won’t stop COVID-19, either.   But today we have the strongest weapon ever against pandemics: information, writes the historian Noah Harari.   COVID-19’s…

The UK is quickly backpedaling from a bungled COVID-19 strategy announced last week, which appeared to bank on "herd immunity."  Yesterday, an Imperial College London report acknowledged that the strategy would “likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths,”…

Official numbers may indicate that Africa is being spared the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak—but the continent is waiting for the “ticking time bomb” to explode, Science reports.