There’s a lot of news about which countries’ COVID-19 responses are falling flat. But in a briefing yesterday, WHO called out countries’ successes, singling out Thailand, Mongolia, Mauritius, and others.
COVID-19 stressors driven depression symptoms in the US up by 3X—to 27.8% from 8.5% pre-pandemic, according to a new survey in JAMA Network Open.
Among the myriad challenges of distributing a COVID-19 vaccine across remote swathes of Africa, South America, and Asia: keeping vaccines cold. Some of the most promising vaccine candidates may need to be stored at “Antarctic-level temperatures.” Outside of the 25 most…
Lately, COVID-19 headlines have been trained on 3 hotspots: the US, Brazil, and India.
Steroids are set to become the new standard of care for severe COVID-19 cases after not 1, but 3 studies showed the inexpensive drugs reduced deaths in the sickest patients,
“I call this the road to medical hell.” That’s how 91-year-old infectious disease expert Calvin Kunin describes the wanton overuse of antibiotics in a 1950s flu epidemic—and now during COVID-19. The COVID-era antibiotic of choice is azithromycin, a “very, very valuable…
People with sickle cell disease are considered at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19—but researchers wonder if just carrying 1 copy of the sickle cell gene ups the risk,
The US will not join in the global effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, the Trump administration announced yesterday, saying it doesn’t want to be constrained by “corrupt” multilateral organizations influenced by the WHO and China,
“Contact tracing” is better-known in the US than ever.
The data on convalescent plasma as a COVID-19 therapy are inconclusive, an NIH panel determined yesterday—undercutting the FDA’s controversial August 23 endorsement of the therapy,