This killjoy may just save your life.  

As governors, mayors, and public health leaders joined recent mass protests across the US, some critics have cried foul—charging them with hypocrisy and political motivations for suddenly downplaying the importance of aggressive social distancing, The Washington Post…

A COVID-19 survivor in her 20s received a double lung transplant last week after being on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for nearly 2 months, AP reports.   The procedure is believed to be the first of its kind in the US.  

Could existing polio vaccines be used to fight coronavirus?   Researchers—including Robert Gallo, who helped discover HIV—are seeking funding to test their theory, making their case in Science this week.   They argue that live attenuated vaccines can trigger “interferon and…

Early, determined steps against COVID-19 across Africa, including strict lockdowns, helped limit deaths—but carried stinging socio-economic costs. To limit the pandemic’s devastating impacts, African countries will need to invest in their health systems, social protection…

COVIDEO-19 bụ ebumnuche nke ụmụ akwụkwọ na ndị na-alụ ọlụ n’ime ngalaba nke Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health gbadoro ụkwụ na ịgbasa ozi sitere na sayensị gbasara COVID19 n'ọtụtụ asụsụ. Anyị chọrọ ime ka ọ dịrị gị na ndị ị hụrụ n'anya mfe, ka ịmụ otú ị ga-esi…

What does contact tracing look like?   After 20 years with the Salt Lake County Public Health Department in Utah, Debbie Sorenesen has some idea. So do the dozens of brand new contact tracers the state has recruited since the pandemic began—more than tripling its number of…

Health workers and patients suffered an alarming 1,200 violent attacks in 2019, and COVID-19 is adding even more fuel to the fire for 2020, according to the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition’s annual report released yesterday.

Lockdowns are winding down even as coronavirus cases continue to rise in at least 20 US states, NPR reports. And the US has now reached 2 million confirmed cases—a chilling milestone.  

A backpedaling WHO clarified its Monday statement that asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission appears to be rare, NPR's Goats and Soda reports. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead for health emergencies, said yesterday that she was responding to a journalist's…