Why is Italy’s startling COVID-19 death rate—7.2%—so much higher than China’s 2.3%?  

India put its population of 1.3 billion on lockdown yesterday, heeding calls from the WHO to take aggressive action, UN News reports.“If you can’t handle these 21 days, this country will go back 21 years,” warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Brazil’s isolated indigenous tribes are already particularly vulnerable to any contagious diseases. As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, evangelical missionaries are setting up shop dangerously close to their home base. 

The US could become the new COVID-19 epicenter, the WHO said today, pointing to a “very large acceleration in cases, Reuters reports. 40% of all new cases tracked by the WHO in the last 24 hours have come  from the US—marking a sharp acceleration.

COVID-19’s lethal invasion in late 2019 has turned the world inside out. Yet, another disease, tuberculosis, has been plaguing humans since the Upper Paleolithic era, some 20,000 years ago. In fact, many infection-prevention precautions promoted for the coronavirus—coughing…

COVID-19 is gaining a foothold in the world’s most overcrowded prison systems, raising grave concern about the spread of the virus in facilities where social distancing can be near impossible.   Venezuela’s notoriously overcrowded prisons are rife with infections—like…

COVID-19 appears to kill more men than women in many hard-hit countries—mystifying experts.

Young adults in the US account for a surprising percentage of severe COVID-19 illness, according to preliminary data published yesterday by the CDC.

As novel coronavirus cases continue to mount globally, humanity can’t turn to its go-to infectious disease fixes: vaccines and drugs. At least not yet. A new vaccine might be at least 12 to 18 months away though new drug treatments will likely come sooner.