New Zealand has been seen as a global superstar in terms of COVID-19 response efforts, quickly topping the Government Response Stringency Index and at one point achieving

The White House is “openly embracing” a controversial herd immunity strategy in a bid to end lockdowns over the objections of top scientists, 

After months of covering the gloomiest of COVID-19 forecasts, Donald G. McNeil, Jr has “become cautiously optimistic” about the trajectory of the pandemic in the US. That’s not discounting the tragedy thus far, nor a potentially grim fall and winter. But, he argues: 

Almost half of Black American adults say they’ll pass on a COVID-19 vaccine even if it were free and deemed safe, according to a new poll from 

The 25-year-old man from Washoe County, Nevada had classic symptoms of COVID-19 (sore throat, cough, headache…) when he got his first positive test on April 18, according to 

The US COVID-19 death rate exceeds 18 other comparable countries, and the death rate from all causes in the US jumped sharply since the spring, 

COVID-19 has spawned mental health crisis among Somalis living in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex. They are already serving “a life sentence in one of the harshest places on earth.” One clinic reports rising attempted suicides and a 50% increase in psychosocial…

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over—but it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to the next one, and that means identifying the key errors of this one.   According to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force, US and global leaders  “provided the…

Although face masks have been proven to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a letter from a purported “OSHA Inspector” that brands masks as ineffective recently spread like wildfire on social media.   Another theory that “masks make you sick” has made the rounds in…

Joseph Gallien has seen it all this year. The 31-year-old Black physician has had COVID-19, treated patients with it in top-notch New York City hospitals and his less-resourced hometown hospital in Louisiana, which was hit by Hurricane Laura. All as a reckoning with race …