The US needs to step up its response on the risk of aerosol COVID-19 transmission, public health experts urged in a letter pressing the CDC and the Biden administration, the

Pediatricians are seeing a concerning rise in severe cases of a complex COVID-linked syndrome known as

China refused to share raw data with the WHO team probing the origins of Covid-19—defying “standard practice” for an outbreak investigation, investigator Dominic Dwyer told Reuters Saturday.   The team was denied access to hundreds of thousands of blood samples amid clues…

A new Ebola outbreak has been declared in Guinea, marking the first cases reported there since West Africa’s devastating outbreak ended in 2016, WHO reports.   7 people fell ill after attending the burial of a nurse on February 1, and at least 3 people have died, The New…

As vaccination programs race to get ahead of more contagious new coronavirus variants, will rapid tests be a linchpin of success?  

The biggest COVID-19 treatment trial yet has found that an anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab reduced the risk of death for people hospitalized with the disease, shortened hospital stays, and cut the need for mechanical ventilation,

40% of the 470,000 lives lost so far to COVID in the US could have been averted—had the country’s death rate been on par with other high-income G7 nations.  

People of color continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the ~3,400 US health care worker deaths since the pandemic began, according to an ongoing Guardian project.   Key findings: 

The Lunar New Year is headed for a sad beginning as a spate of attacks—some against elderly people—have highlighted the rise of anti-Asian racism since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in China.    

COVID-19 likely crossed over to humans from an animal, WHO investigators said Tuesday at a news briefing in China, shooting down the theory that the virus could have leaked from a Wuhan lab,