Remdesivir has recently received 2 huge votes of confidence: a deal to supply the EU with the antiviral, and FDA approval as a COVID-19 treatment.   Both decisions have “baffled” scientists.   The largest remdesivir study so far, from the WHO, showed the…

Surging cases in Europe, the US, and Asia are pushing health systems to their breaking point, spurring dramatic measures in response:

“Sometimes the doors to their rooms are open, and you just see someone sitting in a chair with tears running down their face,” said geriatrician Louise Aronson of University of California, San Francisco.  For elderly people, COVID-19 restrictions designed to protect them…

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies wane over time, and more severe cases stir stronger immune responses, a trio of new studies concur. And while they diverge over how long antibodies last, this isn’t necessarily cause for concern.

As US coronavirus hospitalizations surge, a new CDC study quantifies what health workers

The latest wave of COVID-19 cases could soon swamp hospitals in parts of the US and Europe, forcing some to consider extreme measures. 

Europe is on the precipice of a perilous winter as the continent notched a record +1.3 million new cases in the past week and countries scrambled to enact new restrictions, 

Schools don’t appear to be the COVID-19 superspreaders they were once feared to be, according to data emerging from random testing in the US and the UK, 

Migrants and refugees are suffering disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic despite playing an outsized role propping up economies and essential services.  

Purdue Pharma has reached a controversial ~$8.3 billion settlement with the US Justice Department over its role in the opioid crisis that has killed 232,000+ Americans,