Stay-at-home orders are leaving domestic violence victims trapped with their abusers.  

Habeeb Ahmad went through 2 failed courses of drugs for his COVID-19 infection. And then his family failed to get a third drug, remdesivir, theWashington Post reports.   The 41-year-old ophthalmologist and father of 3 remains intubated and unconscious in an ICU in Long…

A tiny Texas firm making helmet-style ventilators is working around the clock to meet skyrocketing demand, and it has no plans to raise the product’s $162 price tag.   Sea-Long Medical Systems Inc. usually ships a few dozen devices each week. Their new goal: 50,000.   It’s…

Evidence is mounting that asymptomatic spread is powering COVID-19’s soaring cases numbers.

Life is slowly beginning to return to normal in Wuhan, China—but the mental health fallout from COVID-19 is only just beginning.   Early surveys show Chinese medical workers, recovered patients, and the general public are experiencing considerable psychological distress…

Countries that adopted a test, track and treat approach gained an early edge against COVID-19.

A new Lancet Infectious Diseases article quantifies how COVID-19 gets more dangerous with age. 

US gun and ammunition sales have increased along with COVID-19 cases with reports of lines weaving around gun shops in California and elsewhere. The Trump administration early this week issued guidelines ruling that gun shops be considered essential businesses like grocery…

As the novel coronavirus marched through Asia, Europe, and North America earlier this year, Africa had a brief chance to prepare. Then, in typical COVID-19 fashion, a small number of imported cases set a blaze that has reached 49 countries.  Africa reported more than 3,600…

Last week, it looked like Japan was winning the fight against COVID-19 without the chaotic disruptions in Europe and the US. But now, cases are rising: 70+ new cases today, Reuters reports, and a lockdown now looks likely. There are 2,000+ reported cases nationwide—500 in…