With online school largely inaccessible, children in the low- and middle-income countries are being forced into labor—threatening years of progress.   Indian elementary and middle schools are closed indefinitely while reopening the economy remains a top priority.…

Iztapalapa, Mexico City's most crowded district, is home to the largest produce market in the Western Hemisphere—and now an epicenter of one of the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks.  

For years, Texas laws have scaled back access to low-cost abortion and reproductive health services, making access increasingly difficult for Latinx women.   For much of April, the state had a near-total ban on abortions, deemed “non-essential” amid the pandemic.     The…

In the Amazonian capital of Manaus, COVID-19 seems to be running out of people to infect, MIT Technology Review reports.  

US COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 yesterday—the highest anywhere.  

Early modeling assumed “a large number of Africans would just die,” John Nkengasong, the Africa CDC director, tells the AP. But he wasn’t ready to give in.

As fall arrives in the Northern Hemisphere and chilly air forces more people indoors, the US needs to brace for a COVID-19 winter surge, Reuters reports.Already, cases are on the rise in

Sending his twin daughters off to college, John Paczkowski describes a pretty universal 2020 experience: the haunting fear of a loved one getting sick.  

Japan’s approach to COVID-19: learning to coexist with it—without strict lockdowns or widespread testing. As infections ebb, the method appears to be working thanks to peer pressure to wear masks, and early acceptance of the asymptomatic spread, super-spreader events, and…

As the US mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “