America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both. To understand the challenges, Global Health NOW turned to Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, a…

Even as COVID-19 cases surge in Latin America and the WHO has dubbed it the pandemic’s new epicenter, countries are beginning to lift social restrictions and reopening, Reuters reports. That’s a deadly mistake, according to scientists.

Hydroxychloroquine did not prevent people exposed to COVID-19 from developing the disease, STAT reports, citing research published in the 

2 top medical journals are reviewing major studies they published on potential COVID-19 treatments (including hydroxychloroquine) after questions about their data surfaced yesterday, Science reports. The papers in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine shared a…

Black people accounted for 77% of coronavirus hospitalizations in a new study of Louisiana’s largest health system—yet just 31% of the typical patient population, NOLA.com reports.

Blood clots. Purple toes. Kidney damage. Heart inflammation.   While COVID-19 is widely known as a respiratory illness, its roster of mysterious symptoms is pointing researchers to a surprising possibility—what if COVID-19 only begins as a respiratory infection, but…

BALTIMORE—Face masks served double duty as mini protest signs Monday as over 1,000 people took over the streets of downtown Baltimore for a third straight day of protests against racial violence. As helicopters circled in the afternoon sky, the youth-led march streamed…

Facemasks, second-by-second case number updates, and scavenged supermarkets: The COVID-19 outbreak has shaken life in Germany to its core.

Goodbye, communal snack stashes and handshakes. Hello, face covers and driving to the office alone instead of carpooling. This is how the CDC views the future of work.

The WHO initially praised China for its “impressive” response and for promptly sharing the virus’s genetic code—but recorded meetings suggest this praise was more appeasement than substance.   Behind the plaudits, acrimony grew as China waited more than a week before…