COVID-19 has hit a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, the UN and the Bangledeshi government reported yesterday. An ethnic Rohingya refugee and another person from the host community both tested positive for the virus that humanitarian groups have been warning…

Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic collapse have returned home to escape Colombia’s strict coronavirus lockdowns, thinking they might be better off. Instead, hundreds have been met with dire conditions.   Venezuelan returnees reported being treated “like dogs”…

Bucking a president worried by a battered economy and intent on reopening the country, a top US health official warned a Senate committee yesterday about the costs moving too quickly, The Washington Post reports. Anthony Fauci’s message: Be prepared for new outbreaks if…

Yesterday: President Trump gave a White House Rose Garden press conference flanked by banners that proclaimed “America Leads the World in Testing.” Today: Anthony Fauci, a coronavirus taskforce member, will testify remotely before a Senate committee. (Testimony begins at…

The majority of people in the world cannot afford healthy food, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020. The report was written before the coronavirus pandemic—but the global crisis only makes the findings more significant.  

Facebook and YouTube have pulled 'Plandemic,' a viral video touting unsubstantiated claims about the novel coronavirus—but edited versions remain online, Reuters reports.

With the loss of 21 million US jobs in April and unemployment reaching 16%, pressure continues to build to reopen the economy.  But SARS-CoV-2 trendlines show that’s not a good idea. 

Even as 27 states have taken steps toward reopening their economies, new models show a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.  Texas, Indiana, and Florida—among others—are easing social distancing strictures although they haven’t met reopening criteria set by the…

Derek Canavaggio ran the numbers and decided it wasn’t worth reopening the bar he manages in Athens, Georgia, according to The Atlantic.  

Until COVID-19 came along, California lawmakers gunning for further densification had gained the upper hand, pushing for more housing near job centers and transit hubs, and less building in wildfire-prone outlying areas.   The pandemic has giving new ammo to critics of…