While India has captured the world’s focus, Latin America is emerging as a global hotspot for the pandemic.  

Hospitals turning away patients. Scarce oxygen. Overflowing crematoria. Desperate pleas on social media for remdesivir.   

As unvaccinated Americans eager for the jab become scarce, officials are getting creative with incentives to encourage the hesitant.   One idea floated by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice: a $100 savings bond for every 16- to 35-year-old who gets their shot. 

Yesterday’s US FDA okay for vaccinating the nation’s ~17 million young teens with the Pfizer shot raises 2 big question: 

The scale of COVID-19’s attack on India is difficult to imagine, but a widely shared Lancet ed

If you felt no side effects from your Covid vaccine, should you worry?  No. Feeling terrible after a vaccine isn’t proof of a healthy immune response, according to University of Massachusetts professor Robert Finberg.   Immune systems have 2 lines of defense against…

In addition to facing a disproportionate risk for getting COVID-19 in the first place, people of color who suffer from long COVID will face outsized challenges. Already, they have a harder time: 

Global COVID-19 deaths are more than twice as high as official estimates, according to a new

The most vaccinated nation on earth is suffering a worrisome surge in COVID-19 cases, The

This is a huge move—if largely symbolic in the near term.