People who rely on addiction support groups are finding themselves isolated and at risk of relapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Alcoholics Anonymous groups taken a range of actions. In Mexico City, meetings have hand sanitizer at the door; in Nairobi, some groups meet in…

COVID-19 is giving the world a glimpse of the high-stakes science performed by infectious disease modelers who drive policymakers’ decision-making.

GPS data are judging social distancing efforts.   The startup Unacast—which gathers data from consumer apps—is scoring the US based on reductions in distances traveled, The Washington Post reports.   Washington, DC scored an A; Wyoming got an F. The US overall received a B…

It’s looking like China’s severe social distancing policies paid off, as it passed the 5-days with no new locally transmitted cases on March 23.

“Team 700” bursts from the loudspeaker multiple times a day at New York’s Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to The New York Times. It’s code for a patient on the verge of death. New York City hospitals are seeing an “apocalyptic surge” of COVID-19 patients. 13 people died…

Hospitals facing a possible need for 5X to 10X the number of beds they have. Doctors and nurses resorting to bandanas because they lack masks. Refrigerated trucks outside hospitals holding the dead. It’s been more than a century since the US health care system has faced…

Why is Italy’s startling COVID-19 death rate—7.2%—so much higher than China’s 2.3%?  

Asian-Americans are fighting a double battle amid the global pandemic—COVID-19, and escalating racism.  

India put its population of 1.3 billion on lockdown yesterday, heeding calls from the WHO to take aggressive action, UN News reports.“If you can’t handle these 21 days, this country will go back 21 years,” warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Parents-to-be are rushing to adjust their birth plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic—and so are hospitals, The Atlantic reports.