As COVID-19 patients flood hospitals in Poland—with COVID-related deaths surpassing 800 a day—the pandemic has laid bare the country’s severe shortage of health workers. The crisis has surpassed “even my worst dreams,” says Kinga Szlachcic-Wyroba, an anesthesiologist in…
In New Zealand, people tend to share a rare sentiment in the COVID-19 era: A deep sense of pride in the country’s response, according to Robert Borotkanics, DrPH, MS, MPH, a senior research fellow at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. New Zealanders showed…
While the CDC and FDA review data today on reports that 6 women experienced very rare but serious blood clots in the brain after receiving the Johnson & Johnson jab, public health experts offered advice–and reassurance that the risk is low–-to the ~7million who already…
Even amid soaring COVID-19 cases in India, the world’s largest religious festival has brought massive crowds gathered “cheek by jowl” on the banks of the river Ganges this week,
One possibility: US regulators could follow the lead of Europe, which limited the AstraZeneca vaccine to certain age groups; or it may add cautionary clauses,
COVID-19 has affected the delivery of routine health care and eroded social safety nets around the world—and that has been especially true for vulnerable communities in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Balkans.
The CDC and FDA recommended a temporary pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine in the US out of “an abundance of caution” over 6 cases of a rare but severe type of blood clot among recipients,
Islamic scholars have urged Muslims not to delay COVID-19 vaccines on account of Ramadan–-but the holiday could still drive up hesitation.
Days after declaring racism a “serious public health threat,” the CDC released a pair of studies quantifying COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on America’s communities of color,
In Mexico, COVID-19 vaccines are finally bringing a measure hope to a disappointing COVID-19 response (that has included disinfecting sidewalks), says Angélica López Hernández, a Mexico City-based consultant for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.