The US has surpassed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths—the highest of any country in the world, 

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has shown high efficacy—90.4% overall—against the disease in its Phase 3 trial, the company announced today.    The not-yet-peer-reviewed results:

Leaders of the G-7 industrialized nations are expected to pledge 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses today in a move that will help low- and middle-income countries but still fall short of—and arrive later than—what’s needed. 

Dengue cases were slashed 77% in a new trial infecting mozzies with the “miraculous” Wolbachia bacteria that hinders the virus’s progression.  

The US may be one of the planet’s most well-resourced countries, but it’s clearly doing a much worse job of providing health care—particularly mental health care—than many countries.

The Delta coronavirus variant, with a dramatic transmission advantage over the Alpha variant that emerged in the UK, threatens global plans for dispatching COVID-19, 

A documentary released in March by Robert F.

The UN agreed yesterday on ambitious new goals for ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030—despite eleventh hour attempts by some delegates to water down protections for high-risk groups,

In 1789, a disease—widely believed to be smallpox—swept through Aboriginal communities around Sydney, wiping out at least half of the First Nations people living in the Sydney region.  

“I think everyone who wants it has already gotten it,” a health worker was told, holding a cooler of soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines doses. All went unused.