When COVID-19 hit, some med students were given the option to graduate early to join the fight.   Knowing that their entry into the profession would be less comfort and healing and more war zone, they nicknamed their cohorts “Coalition Forces” and “Covid Army.”

COVID-19 cases are trending upward in 14 African countries and have shot up by more than 30% in 8 countries—as the continent awaits vaccine shipments.  

Yet another COVID-19 shot, known as a protein subunit vaccine, could hit the market as early as this summer,

After sidestepping the worst for the past year, Malaysia now has the fastest-growing COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia,

Haiti has stayed relatively off-the-radar in terms of COVID-19 cases—but COVID-19 is now hitting the country hard as it awaits its first delivery of COVAX vaccines, Miami Herald reports.   Compared to Haiti's previous peak last June, cases were up 50% last month.  

Dozens of countries achieved or exceeded ambitious 2020 UN targets to control HIV—but services are still out of reach for many of the world’s most vulnerable, confirms a new UNAIDS report marking tomorrow's 40-year anniversary since the first HIV/AIDS cases were discovered…

From: A slew of government leaders, Chinese health officials, politicians, sports teams, doctors, regular people…   To: Anthony Fauci   2 enterprising Washington Post reporters got access via a Freedom of Information Act request to 866…

Widening COVID-19 vaccination coverage has been seen as the ticket to reopening—but new modeling published in JAMA shows that the jabs alone can’t halt the tide of infections without continued restrictions.   Simulating virus spread among 10 million people of North Carolina…

By week’s end, 3.5 million people will face the coronavirus’s fickle threat—from asymptomatic to lethal.   While new cases are down substantially from a high of 800,000 per day in April to 500,000 now, the respite from COVID-19 isn’t evenly spread, The New York Times…

Confronted with a highly transmissible new variant, Vietnam is deploying aggressive measures including plans to test all 9 million residents of Ho Chi Minh City and a 2-week lockdown for the city.