Seeking to tighten the rules of scientific integrity, a new Biden administration task force convenes for the first time tomorrow.   Its mandate: Investigate political interference back to 2009 in decisions that should have been based on scientific evidence.

The “vast majority” of the nearly 550,000 US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented with swifter intervention early in the pandemic, according Deborah Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator at that time.  

Far-right extremists in the US have latched on to anti-vaxxers to stir mistrust in the government, 

The US Army’s targeted spraying of Agent Orange during the Vietnam war in the neutral nation of Laos  “secretly, illegally and in large amounts — remains one of the last untold stories of the American war in Southeast Asia.”  

40% of the 470,000 lives lost so far to COVID in the US could have been averted—had the country’s death rate been on par with other high-income G7 nations.  

Today, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States—alongside the first Black and Indian American Vice President in US history, Kamala Harris.     What happens then?  

“The world was not as prepared as it should have been, and it must do better,” concludes a WHO panel reviewing the pandemic response in an

Among the many challenges facing President-elect Joe Biden upon his inauguration on January 20, the most urgent is the US COVID-19 response. How will things change? What will be his strategies and priorities?

Last week, besieged members of the US Congress barricaded themselves from violence—and experienced the terror that hundreds of thousands of American students have endured. 

The mob attack on the US Capitol yesterday left the US and much of the world aghast—a stunning conclusion to a tumultuous election and a scarring year of pain and loss for so many.   But in global health, a crisis in one country cannot be an isolated event, and the…