The unimaginable becomes real.  

For months, Africa’s intelligence and law enforcement circles have worried that counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines might flow through the continent’s free-trade ports, which are key economic drivers but also hubs for illicit imports, according to a deep-dive 

A humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Ethiopia as government and allied forces battling anti-government Tigray forces have been accused of sexual violence in the country’s north. Pro-government forces “operating with near-total impunity” are involved in gang rapes of…

A new Ebola outbreak has been declared in Guinea, marking the first cases reported there since West Africa’s devastating outbreak ended in 2016, WHO reports.   7 people fell ill after attending the burial of a nurse on February 1, and at least 3 people have died, The New…

The customers lined up outside a rural Michigan Walmart, often driving long distances to get for powerful drugs—morphine sulfate, oxycodone and other narcotics.  Many paid cash for sketchy “pill-mill” style prescriptions, signed by unreachable doctors.  

In Somalia, there are fears COVID-19 is simply blending in as “yet another poorly diagnosed but deadly fever” as extremist groups make it hard to extend diagnostics and, eventually, vaccines to parts of the country,

A CDC official says she was ordered to delete an email suggesting political interference by the White House, 

Conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, piled on top of one of Africa’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, is pushing humanitarian responders to their limit. The fighting has displaced nearly 1 million people, sending more than 45,000 to crowded camps in Sudan—where…

Low-resource countries could be waiting until 2024 for COVID-19 vaccines, as wealthier nations grab up ~8.8 billion prospective doses,

What does the outcome of the US presidential election mean for science and health? A lot.    The result will not only dictate the future of the nation’s COVID-19 response, but the future of various federal agencies, top officials, health care laws, and global health in…