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…

Anti-mask sentiment is spreading across India as the nation second hardest-hit by COVID-19 makes precarious progress.   In some states, defying mask mandates is a fineable offense—yet one survey found that just 44% of people across 18 cities said they wore masks in public…

Nigeria’s violent crackdown on police brutality protesters has rocked Lagos, with reports of a prison on fire and dozens of deaths in 2 weeks of demonstrations, 

Kelli Dillon longed to have a second chance at motherhood upon her release from prison.   Instead, she was told she might have cancer, was chained, and lined up with 4 other prisoners for “assembly-line” surgery.   But that was a lie: She’d been intentionally sterilized.…

While Africa’s COVID-19 cases have remained lower than projected, the pandemic has had major indirect impacts, according to a new