Migrant workers are struggling to get during Thailand’s worst COVID-19 outbreak so far; and for many, government aid and essential-for-work tests are out of reach.   While the Thai government has assured that high-risk individuals would receive free COVID-19 testing and…

In Somalia, there are fears COVID-19 is simply blending in as “yet another poorly diagnosed but deadly fever” as extremist groups make it hard to extend diagnostics and, eventually, vaccines to parts of the country,

Early in its COVID-19 fight, China was dogged by testing shortages that made getting diagnosed akin to “winning the lottery”—though many tests delivered false negatives.   What was to blame? “Secrecy and cronyism” at the top disease control agency, AP reports.   Obscure…

A study of more than 100,000 pediatric patients confirms COVID-19 has mostly spared children the worst outcomes, but it “doesn’t attempt to explain” why, 

The antiviral remdesivir should not be used as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the WHO now says, citing a lack of evidence that it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilators, 

This is exciting news. The most robust study yet on COVID-19 immunity has found that it may last for years and perhaps decades.   The study by researchers at the La Jolla Institute of Immunology has not yet been peer reviewed, but it squares with similar findings from…

One of the biggest challenges of distributing a COVID-19 vaccine: cold storage—and one of the most promising vaccine candidates yet has particularly high maintenance requirements.   Pfizer’s vaccine must be kept “colder than winter in Antarctica”: -70 degrees C to be exact…

A nasal spray designed to block SARS-CoV-2 was completely protective against the virus in a small preprint study of ferrets by Columbia University and other researchers.   Bonus: It’s inexpensive and doesn’t need refrigeration.   If—and it’s still a…

With this pandemic, people are facing something they’ve never seen before, and that’s messing with how we process information and assess risk.  

The latest wave of COVID-19 cases could soon swamp hospitals in parts of the US and Europe, forcing some to consider extreme measures.