Forgive us for publishing yet another top story on the US election, but this one won’t mention the presidential candidates.

With this pandemic, people are facing something they’ve never seen before, and that’s messing with how we process information and assess risk.  

Pinpointing SARS-CoV-2’s animal origins is key to preventing a similar outbreak—but China has kept the search “shrouded in secrecy” from the get-go, resisting outside scrutiny, blocking probes of discrepancies, and dictating the terms of WHO involvement.   Concessions were…

What does the outcome of the US presidential election mean for science and health? A lot.    The result will not only dictate the future of the nation’s COVID-19 response, but the future of various federal agencies, top officials, health care laws, and global health in…

As COVID-19 cases explode in different parts of the US, contact tracers are overwhelmed and some health officials appear to be giving up on tracking the virus, 

For the first time, the WHO is poised to clear a vaccine for emergency use—and it’s not for COVID-19.  

COVID-19 cases are rising in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the death toll has passed 397,000—marking the world’s highest death rate from the virus, 

The whimsy and escapism of Halloween would be the perfect reprieve from a grim year—were it not for all the crowds and communal cauldrons of candy, 

Remdesivir has recently received 2 huge votes of confidence: a deal to supply the EU with the antiviral, and FDA approval as a COVID-19 treatment.   Both decisions have “baffled” scientists.   The largest remdesivir study so far, from the WHO, showed the…

The title says it all: “Whoever Finds a Vaccine Must Share It.”