Superspreader events have long been recognized as a key player in this pandemic.  

Behind each COVID-19 death is an unfathomable ordeal that is largely witnessed only by physicians and nurses.   The struggle for air is like breathing through a very narrow straw… indefinitely. Lungs feel “full of bees.”

Children—who have largely been spared from the worst effects of COVID-19—are at the back of the vaccine line,

Responding to the rise of variants, the US FDA has issued new guidance for pharmaceutical companies on adapting COVID-19 

Coronavirus cases are surging in Iraq amid widespread shirking of restrictions like mask-wearing and doubt about whether the pandemic is real.   New daily cases, which were under 600 a month ago, reached 3,896 on last week. Half of them involve the variant discovered in the…

Latin American governments are accusing Pfizer of “bullying” in COVID-19 vaccine negotiations—saying it is insisting upon extreme guarantees against future legal cases like using embassies and military bases as collateral.   Protections for vaccine manufacturers in case of…

The unimaginable becomes real.  

Early in the pandemic, the dominant COVID-19 forecasting systems produced pretty patchy results.   Then, with no formal training in medicine or epidemiology, data scientist Youyang Gu built his his own model. He took on heavyweights like the Institute for Health Metrics and…

We’re not sure—but there are promising clues with new results expected in the coming weeks,

For months, Africa’s intelligence and law enforcement circles have worried that counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines might flow through the continent’s free-trade ports, which are key economic drivers but also hubs for illicit imports, according to a deep-dive