All the talk of global solidarity in the face of COVID-19 rings hollow. International medical partners who evacuated left Ugandans under-equipped and alone, according to a trio of Ugandan researchers from Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Makere University…

Susanne Herold and colleagues saw it coming.  

In the early days of COVID-19, grim photos of crowded hospitals and overflowing morgues rattled the world. But most of these images were coming from outside the US—some journalists say they had an easier time accessing war zones than US hospitals.   Only a small number of…

Progress against antimicrobial resistance has been slow, and COVID-19 has made things worse, according to a WHO/UN survey. 

Pfizer is moving ahead with its new COVID-19 pill, seeking emergency use authorization in the US and inking a licensing deal to allow 95 lower-income countries access to generic versions of the medication.  

A new study that found SARS-CoV-2 spreading quickly through the white-tailed deer population in the middle of the US spells bad news for any hopes of eliminating the virus.  

In the absence of vaccines and in the throes of a vicious second wave of COVID-19 in January, desperate South Africans turned to an unproven drug: ivermectin.   The antiparasitic drug has been used by millions of people around the world trying to prevent and treat COVID-19—…

COVID-19 has “exposed some things that are unsightly about us as a society”—including selfishness and an unwillingness “to sacrifice personal privilege for communal safety,” said Pastor Howard-John Wesley, DMin, of Alexandria, Virginia’s Alfred Street Baptist Church at…

“A village vanishes daily in Romania!” declares Catalin Cirstoiu, head of the Bucharest University Emergency Hospital, AP reports.    In recent weeks, Romania has reported the world’s highest per-capita COVID-19 death rate, The New York Times reports.  

In a North Korean hospital, 10 patients with COVID-19 symptoms were sent to an unheated ward typically used to treat tuberculosis, Radio Free Asia reports; they later died amid freezing temperatures.   The hospital, in Chongjin, then falsified the cause of their deaths—…