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, 

By the time COVID-19 arrived, Kashmir was already well-versed in lockdowns, following strict measures India imposed on the region in August 2019. And Kashmir volunteer relief groups know how to cut through military lockdowns and regulatory hurdles to deliver aid. Now,…

Polluted air caused nearly 500,000 babies to die prematurely last year–mostly in low- and middle-income countries, 

In the 1990s, Australian government researchers (bankrolled by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Tasmanian Alkaloids) found a way to genetically modify poppies—allowing the plant to preserve larger amounts of thebaine, a key ingredient needed to produce drugs like…

The researchers behind an ill-fated HIV vaccine have published a letter in The Lancet