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. 

A COVID-19 survey of more than 50,000 people in 50 US states surfaced at least 3 important takeaways: Good News: Testing results are getting back sooner. Bad News: They’re still not fast enough to help with contact tracing and…

New Zealand has been seen as a global superstar in terms of COVID-19 response efforts, quickly topping the Government Response Stringency Index and at one point achieving

About 10% of the global population may have been infected with SARS-CoV2, WHO’s head of emergencies Michael Ryan said yesterday.

COVID-19 deaths passed the 1 million mark yesterday, just 9 months into the pandemic:

Sweet relief for testing systems dogged by delays: A $5 test that can diagnose COVID-19 in 30 minutes or less—without specialized staff or medical equipment, 

Japan’s approach to COVID-19: learning to coexist with it—without strict lockdowns or widespread testing. As infections ebb, the method appears to be working thanks to peer pressure to wear masks, and early acceptance of the asymptomatic spread, super-spreader events, and…