As debate around reopening schools reaches a crescendo, US President Trump has doubled down on his commitment to reopening—even as daily US cases reach new highs, 

Officially, Africa now has over half a million COVID-19 cases—but yawning gaps in testing mean that number is far from reliable, warns WHO Africa chief Matshidiso Moeti, the 

Evidence is mounting that tiny, infectious COVID-19 droplets linger in the air longer than once thought, according to a group of scientists urging the WHO to update its guidance, The Washington Post reports.

What percentage of a population must be immune to reach COVID-19 herd immunity?   Based on a common estimate that each infected person will infect 2.5 people: 60%.   But it’s not that simple. With a naturally spreading virus like COVID-19—as opposed to a vaccine—variations…

New CDC data reveals an even clearer picture of COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on Black and Latino people in the US. And that is regardless of where they are and how old they are.  

US COVID-19 infections rose by a record 47,000 yesterday—and Americans could see 100,000 new cases a day, warns Anthony Fauci, barring dramatic steps to block the spread, Reuters reports.

A mutant strain of the novel coronavirus that once seemed trivial has now taken over the globe—but it remains shrouded in mystery.   The mutation’s significance is its location. It impacts the virus’s crucial “spike protein,” which “allows it to enter human cells the way a…

“If I call the [Nigeria CDC] hotline and they park the ambulance in front of the door, what will the neighbours think?” That was top of mind when Muhammad feared he had COVID-19.   In Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno State, a decade of conflict has weakened health…

A Mexican health worker beaten at a bus stop. A Yemeni doctor threatened for not having a ventilator available. In Afghanistan, quarantined patients attack hospital staff in an effort to escape.   Amid COVID-19, death threats and violence are part of health workers’ daily…

The “worst is yet to come” with COVID-19—and our “divided world” is accelerating its spread, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference yesterday marking 6 months since the first case was announced in China.