Immunity to the novel coronavirus may not be as complete and long lasting as hoped for, according to new 2 studies—1 with a small number of participants and another that hasn’t been peer reviewed.

COVID-19 has sent ICUs eerily silent, save the ambient noise of machines working to keep the sickest patients alive.   With loved ones forced to stay away, palliative care workers teams are often been the only person in the room when a person dies.   Several shared their…

The WHO is drawing up plans to determine who will receive a COVID-19 vaccine first if one is approved, Reuters reports—with frontline workers, vulnerable groups, and those working or living in high-transmission settings first in line.

For Jenessa Thomas, a 44-year-old marathon runner and nutritionist in central Oregon, the first surprise was waking up one morning in mid-March with a rapid heartbeat. The next day, she borrowed a pulse oximeter and got a reading in the high 70s, far below the 95-100 normal…

Preliminary results showing that a cheap steroid reduces the risk of death among gravely ill COIVD-19 patients is inspiring hope and skepticism.  The finding has not been peer-reviewed, but University of Oxford researchers announced the steroid dexamethasone—when given to…

Thailand got COVID-19 under control with 3,100 confirmed cases and 58 deaths using a vigorous public health response—anchored by 1 million+ health volunteers who sewed masks by night and distributed them, along with pandemic-fighting messages, by day.

Even as the US government bought up ventilators to replenish a national stockpile, states scrambled to buy medical supplies from private companies in a chaotic spiral of bidding wars.   While it’s illegal to price-gouge crucial resources during an emergency, prices…

An estimated 22% of people globally—1.7 billion—have at least one condition that puts them at a greater risk of developing severe COVID-19 if infected, according to a new study in The Lancet Global Health.

COVID-19 deaths in US prisons have shot up 73% since mid-May even as case numbers remain stagnant in the country overall, The New York Times reports.  What does that look like on the ground? At the Cummins Unit penitentiary in southeast Arkansas, a startling lack of COVID-…

Patients who don't have COVID-19 are being turned away from public hospitals in Nigeria after doctors acted on their threat to strike indefinitely over inadequate COVID-19 protections and salary disputes, Vanguard reports.