The pandemic has marked the “biggest global crisis for children” in UNICEF’s history, plunging 100 million more children into poverty and pushing back progress on health, access to education, nutrition, child protection, and mental well-being, UN News reports.  

When will COVID-19 reach endemic status? How long before its threat fades to predictable levels comparable to the flu or common cold? The answer is murky, and depends on both the virus’s evolution and our changing immunity. Currently, too many people still lack any…

Since the start of the pandemic, researchers have tried to understand why people who are overweight and obese have been especially vulnerable to COVID-19’s most severe effects.  They now have new clues. A recent preprint study found that the coronavirus infects fat cells…

After seeing decades of safety gains, experts say the pandemic has made US drivers more reckless, leading to a startling spike in traffic fatalities, accidents, and citations. 2020 saw a 7.2% rise in US traffic fatalities, followed by an 18% jump in the first 6 months …

The WHO recommended COVID-19 boosters for immunocompromised people and inactivated vaccine recipients, sticking largely to its earlier advice despite Omicron fears driving booster expansions in many countries, Reuters reports.  

2022 will mark the COVID-19 pandemic’s third year.  Since the early days of SARS-CoV-2, there have been calls to apply hard-won lessons learned from the fight against another global health crisis: HIV/AIDS. But what good are these lessons if we have yet to solve the very…

The emergence of the Omicron variant demonstrates “just why the world needs a new accord on pandemics,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said today at the Special Session of the World Health Assembly. 

New data have downgraded the power of Merck’s experimental COVID-19 pill to reduce hospitalization and death risks from 50% to 30%, STAT reports.

It was only a matter of time.  

As Americans prep for Thanksgiving on Thursday, they head into the national holiday worried, angry, confused, and missing absent loved ones.