Progress: Doctors are no longer “throwing the kitchen sink” of treatments at COVID-19 patients,

The biggest COVID-19 treatment trial yet has found that an anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab reduced the risk of death for people hospitalized with the disease, shortened hospital stays, and cut the need for mechanical ventilation,

There is precious little research about hookworm in the US these days, but that doesn’t mean it’s not circulating.   Researchers who study the parasites—known to thrive with moist climates and poor sanitation—chiefly focus on Africa, Latin America, and Asia.  

A monoclonal antibody drug combo showed promise in lowering viral loads in early-stage COVID-19 outpatients,

The 501Y.V2 SARS-CoV-2 variant identified in South Africa has researchers worried it could bypass protection from prior infection or vaccination,

Doctors say they help. So why are COVID-19 treatments—including monoclonal antibodies, antivirals, and corticosteroids—going unused?

The long weekend was a busy one for vaccine news—here’s the latest:

A Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine has an efficacy rate just over 50%—far lower than the 78% anticipated, according to a Brazilian clinical trial conducted by São Paulo’s Butantan Institute.  

The issue is far from settled among economists and politicians, as NPR repor

Amid supply shortages and persistent vaccine nationalism, it could be years before COVID-19 vaccines reach billions of people in low- and middle-income countries, the