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.  

The Tuskegee syphilis study—which deceived Black men into thinking they were being treated for “bad blood” when they really had untreated syphilis—is a ubiquitous part of the public narrative around minorities’ mistrust of the medical establishment.  

The US has endured a week of mass shootings from the March 16 shooting of 8 people in 3 Atlanta spas to yesterday’s Boulder, Colorado attack that left 10 people dead in a supermarket, 

Black citizens of Seminole Nation are being denied COVID-19 vaccines, pandemic financial relief, and other services—underscoring a long-standing tension between tribal governments and citizens descended from slaves.  

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.”  

Until a month ago, the CDC considered surgical masks sufficient protection for frontline health workers caring for patients outside of COVID-19 ICUs. By the time it updated guidelines, most of the 3,500 U.S. health care worker deaths from COVID-19 had already occurred. 

No syringes. No beds. But plenty of anger over as protesters lambasted Paraguay’s slow vaccine rollout as infections spike.

60,000+ people have fled Ethiopia’s Tigray region for Sudan, after months of conflict culminated in civilian massacres, destruction of health facilities, and a humanitarian crisis with at least 1 million displaced,

A decade after the start of the Syrian civil war, a “Syrian PTSD crisis” has taken hold, according to a 

Superspreader events have long been recognized as a key player in this pandemic.