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.

Public health experts have largely offered up reassurance that existing COVID-19 vaccines work well against dominant variants, as

Human challenge trials, which deliberately expose participants to pathogens to test potential treatments or vaccines, have seen participants inhale flu strains and be bitten by malaria-infected mosquitoes.  

In West Virginia—a hotspot of the US opioid crisis—the Quick Response Team was born of a ‘day of reckoning’ in the city of Huntington, WV: On August 15, 2016, 28 people overdosed in 4 hours.  

Most midwives in Tijuana, Mexico weren’t used to delivering high-risk pregnancies—but that changed when hospitals began rejecting pregnant mothers, citing COVID-19 restrictions. One midwife, as a result, saw her first newborn death after 35 years of practice.

Following yet another spate of mass shootings, President Joe Biden flexed his limited powers to act unilaterally Thursday, handing down 6 measures intended to curb gun violence in America.  

The latest Ebola outbreaks in 2 African countries are reviving memories of the devastating 2014­–2016 West Africa outbreak, which took over 11,000 lives.

A spike in COVID-19 cases in Iraq spurred the health ministry to warn of “dire consequences” if citizens continue to flout prevention measures, 

In Panama, a 26-year-old self-taught cartographer has turned his skills to mapping the pandemic in indigenous communities.