Calling him “confused,” President Trump rebuked CDC director Robert Redfield for warning the US Congress yesterday that a vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until mid-2021 Reuters report
The coronavirus’s disproportionate impact on Hispanic, Black and American Indian adults is mirrored in children and youths, according to a CDC report released yesterday.
COVID-19 has derailed global health and development by nearly every indicator—setting back vaccine coverage, for example, by 25 years in just 25 weeks, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s sobering new
More than 100,000 Chinese citizens have already been given a COVID-19 vaccine before safety trials were completed, a state-owned company behind 3 vaccine candidates said Monday, Vox report
The global agenda on noncommunicable diseases and injuries needs an urgent upgrade to meet the needs and rights of the “poorest billion,” according to a new report from
“I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic.” When it emerged last week that President Trump downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 to avoid panic, public health experts found a couple structural flaws in his argument. First, societies…
Just ~$5 per person could be enough to prevent the next catastrophic pandemic, says Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former WHO director-general. If the nearly $40 billion price tag sounds steep, consider COVID-19’s $11 trillion cost, says Brundtland, who co-…
A slew of PPE design innovators have set out to improve protection, comfort, and fit. The reviews have been mixed, but many are raking in development funding through online fundraisers. Newfangled designs range “from clever”—a $15 brace to help standard surgical masks fit…
For months, White House communications aides have meddled in the CDC’s
Sufficient treatment capacity during pandemics like COVID-19 saves lives. The idea behind “flattening the curve” is to keep the number of sick patients below the existing capacity for treatment.