The US could become the new COVID-19 epicenter, the WHO said today, pointing to a “very large acceleration in cases, Reuters reports. 40% of all new cases tracked by the WHO in the last 24 hours have come  from the US—marking a sharp acceleration.

The race is on to create a COVID-19 vaccine—and it’s China versus the US.   Both nations greenlit clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Global Times reports.  

COVID-19 hit China first—and as cases taper there, other countries are still grasping for the best approaches.     What can they learn from China?   Lockdowns worked—but travel bans were less effective within China than internationally. Cutting off Wuhan delayed the spread…

The UK is quickly backpedaling from a bungled COVID-19 strategy announced last week, which appeared to bank on "herd immunity."  Yesterday, an Imperial College London report acknowledged that the strategy would “likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths,”…

After resisting the "P-word" for weeks even as the novel coronavirus spread to dozens of countries, WHO has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus argued that it means countries must double-down—not give up. “The idea that…

Immigrant children held by the Office of Refugee Resettlement receive mandatory therapy sessions. In 2018, ORR agreed to share information with ICE, including therapists' notes that could become “prosecutorial weapons” in court filings. Minors who admit to witnessing gang…

The Trump administration has outlined $3 billion in cuts to global health in its 2021 budget proposal—a move that would halve the US contribution to the WHO as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak, Foreign Policy reports.

 Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address last night, voters made it clear that they wanted him to talk health care, according to a poll released toThe Hill.  

With President Trump’s urging, the government of Colombia will resume aerial fumigation of coca crops later this year. The practice of spraying crops with glyphosate, a carcinogenic weed-killer, was halted in 2015. Since then, the government has used manual eradication by…

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on what is needed to end HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine. Read the complete series here.