After wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and killing 20+ people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Hurricane Laura hit Texas and Louisiana yesterday with 150 mph winds,
The first known COVID-19 reinfection has been reported in Hong Kong, underscoring big questions about immunity and whether an eventual vaccine may require booster shots,
Rashes, illnesses and, for some, elevated blood lead levels affecting brain development. Flint, Michigan’s 25,000 children suffered the most from an unnecessary water crisis that pumped contaminated water through city taps between 2014 and 2016.
900 workers spent almost 6 years cleaning up a billion gallons of coal ash that burst from an earthen dike at a Tennessee power plant in 2008. It’s North America’s largest industrial spill. Then the workers started getting sick. At least 50 have died and more than 400…
Saving patients is physicians’ first priority—and that often means sidelining sustainability,
The Trump administration has ordered a major change in COVID-19 data collection, instructing hospitals to bypass the CDC and send patient information to the Department of Health and Human Services,
What if the COVID-19 pandemic had been stopped before it started?
Storms don’t care that there’s a pandemic. Between hurricanes lashing the coastal south and eastern seaboard and wildfires blazing uncontrollably in the west, natural disaster season is coming for the US. Experts are trying to figure out how to keep people safe in the midst…
Some 40 million health workers have signed an open letter asking world leaders to ensure a “green recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Guardian reports.
Human rights activists are raising the alarm about prison conditions amid COVID-19. The true extent of COVID-19 in prisons is far from clear—but when widespread testing is done behind bars, the results have been startling—more than 70% of inmates tested positive in one…