Major US companies are stepping up vaccine requirements in hopes of continuing business as the country faces its latest coronavirus surge, 

Some rich countries are moving ahead on COVID-19 booster shots, while 3.5 billion people are still waiting in line to get their first jab, Amy Maxmen writes in

The Biden administration extended a public health order allowing border officials to quickly expel asylum-seeking refugees yesterday, drawing protest from human rights organizations,

New CDC data has put the lie to the notion that vaccinated people aren’t spreading the Delta variant,

The beleaguered COVAX alliance to distribute COVID-19 vaccines around the world should soon get a boost of 500 million donated doses—but it’s still half a billion doses shy of its goal, just as the Delta variant deepens the threat for many poor countries.  

Chilling new research about the transmissibility and severity of the Delta variant drove the CDC’s about-face decision on Wednesday that urged mask use indoors for everyone,

It’s well-known that that COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective.

A coalition of health and humanitarian organizations came out swinging today, claiming that Pfizer and Moderna are ‘profiteering’ by charging 5X the cost of production of its COVID-19 vaccines.  

The US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan has coincided with an increase in violence that is crippling the country’s health system—just as the Delta variant is driving a third wave of infections. Many health facilities caught in the crossfire have been forced to shutter;…

Early in the pandemic, there were dire predictions about a tidal wave of COVID cases hitting sub-Saharan African, overwhelming already struggling health systems. For much of the pandemic, those terrifying predictions didn’t materialize, perplexing researchers. But a year…