President Biden unleashed federal powers yesterday on multiple fronts against the latest COVID-19 wave, including a vaccine mandate for 100 million Americans.  

As the COVAX initiative was taking shape—signing on countries, securing financing, and pooling demand “to organize the most complex vaccine rollout in human history”—rich countries were already buying up most of the global supply of COVID-19 vaccines. The disconnect set…

A slice of good news: Some people appear to have “superhuman immunity” to SARS-CoV-2 and possibly future variants, according to a spate of new studies.   Who are these super-immune individuals? All were previously infected with the coronavirus and also immunized with an…

It’s little surprise that—like every other part of life on earth—COVID-19 has caused massive disruptions to efforts to prevent and treat HIV, TB, and malaria, as a Global Fund report released today details. The surprise is that any advances were recorded at all, given…

When the first COVID-19 vaccines became available, first responders—police, firefighters, etc.—were placed at the front of the line.   But now: Many are pushing back against vaccine mandates—and the virus is now the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths for US law…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un just rejected 3 million Sinovac jabs from Covax.   What gives?   Kim told a Politburo meeting yesterday that the country needs to double down on “our style epidemic prevention system.”   Korea-watchers think it’s more likely…

The WHO and Germany unveiled a new pandemic intelligence hub in Berlin yesterday aimed at improving the comparison of data between countries between countries, The Guardian reports.   Chikwe Ihekweazu, the current director-general of the Nigeria CDC, will lead the hub,…

While COVID-19 long-haulers have been the squeaky wheel that brought attention to the condition, many now feel failed by sub-par research and dismissed by researchers who’ve angled their approach toward their own specialties, writes Ed Yong in the Atlantic.  

There are several medications used to treat opioid use disorder—but about half of those who take them relapse within about 6 months.  

Administrative policies are preventing nearly 4 million undocumented migrants across 10 European countries from getting COVID-19 vaccines,