The SARS-CoV-2 mutation now rapidly spreading across England’s South East is potentially up to 70% more infectious than its predecessor—but not necessarily more dangerous, according to a new 

Hey readers, Annalies here! Today, we’re continuing our look back on an extraordinary year for global health, featuring part 2 of our series on the best COVID-19 reporting.   But there was more to 2020 than COVID-19… Tomorrow and Wednesday, look for our picks of the…

Our first newsletter of 2020 led with the California wildfires. Our second summary was about a mysterious pneumonia in Wuhan. Within weeks, the virus would define not only the year but a generation. Throughout 2020, courageous and brilliant reporters relentlessly…

What a relief to see the resumes of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, a cross section of well-respected experts in infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccines and more with experience in patient care, ethics, logistics, policy and even national security…

Researchers want to make a global disease forecasting system that would be as easy as checking the weather.  

If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.

India’s spring lockdown left tens of millions of migrant workers with no work or food—and little choice but to board special trains back home. The trains were meant to spare the horrific suffering of migrants, who were dying from thirst, heat, hunger, and exhaustion as…

2 disillusioned Trump appointees—former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and his deputy, Amanda Campbell—left the CDC in August and are sharing what they saw:

Up to a third of the world’s people have no safety net to buffer COVID-19’s economic blows, a

“While there’s no one-size-fits all approach to solving health emergencies, we do know this: accurate, easily available data is key,” says Jonathan Quick, MD, MPH, managing director of he Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention Initiative.