The UK is quickly backpedaling from a bungled COVID-19 strategy announced last week, which appeared to bank on "herd immunity."  Yesterday, an Imperial College London report acknowledged that the strategy would “likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths,”…

As social distancing expands, the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19—those over age 60 and those with certain underlying health conditions—are also those most at risk for suffering from loneliness and social isolation. We’ve entered a new period of “social pain,”…

Official numbers may indicate that Africa is being spared the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak—but the continent is waiting for the “ticking time bomb” to explode, Science reports.  

Italian health workers are facing “war-like” conditions as they work around the clock to contain COVID-19, 

After resisting the "P-word" for weeks even as the novel coronavirus spread to dozens of countries, WHO has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus argued that it means countries must double-down—not give up. “The idea that…

A sweeping UN climate report released yesterday offers a familiar dire forecast for the planet.   But this report addresses a brand new factor—COVID-19—and UN chief António Guterres warned that the outbreak must not distract from the climate change fight. "Both must be…

The US flunked COVID-19’s first test: It hindered rapid testing in the Seattle area, site of the country’s first confirmed case.

The “threat of a pandemic has become very real,” but COVID-19 is still not a pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said yesterday, according to Vox. The WHO is avoiding the “P-word” because of:

COVID-19 kept up its global assault over the weekend, driving Italy to lock down its northern region, bringing the first deaths to the US’s East Coast, and leaving more cruise ships in limbo, NPR reports.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had a stark wake-up call to countries giving up or not stepping up to mobilize against COVID-19,  EuroNews reports.“This is not a drill, this is not a time to give up, this is not a time for excuses, this is a time for…