Testing has emerged as a major weak point in the US response as the 700,000+ tests being done daily are overwhelming labs and delaying results for up to weeks, AP reports

Despite a sea of COVID-19 studies, just 2 drugs—remdesivir and the steroid dexamethasone—have been shown to be effective treatments against COVID-19. To expand the options, the US NIH is launching Accelerating Covid-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines—a coordinated “…

The public health workforce is preoccupied with the pandemic, sparing mosquitoes the usual summer scrutiny.   Ohio’s Delaware County hasn’t set a single mosquito trap this year—and the state testing lab is too swamped with COVID-19 testing to test mosquitoes, anyway.…

The US should spend $75 billion to fix its COVID-19 testing debacle, STAT reports, citing the verdict of a bipartisan panel of

Some COVID-19 test results in the US are taking so long to come back that “contact tracing is almost useless,” Crystal R.

Officially, Africa now has over half a million COVID-19 cases—but yawning gaps in testing mean that number is far from reliable, warns WHO Africa chief Matshidiso Moeti, the 

Globally, more than half a million people have lost their lives to COVID-19, and cases shot past the 10 million mark Sunday—grim milestones marked by Johns Hopkins University’s pandemic tracker.

Contact tracing is considered a linchpin in the fight against COVID-19. To work, it requires a level of trust between communities and authorities that doesn’t exist in the face of systemic racism against Black Americans.   Aggressive police crackdowns against anti-racism…

COVID-19 may have infected ~20 million Americans—10X the official case count, the CDC said yesterday, CNN reports, citing comments from CDC chief Robert Redfield yesterday. Redfield’s estimate, based on serology testing for antibodies to the virus,…

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…