A slew of PPE design innovators have set out to improve protection, comfort, and fit. The reviews have been mixed, but many are raking in development funding through online fundraisers. Newfangled designs range “from clever”—a $15 brace to help standard surgical masks fit…

For months, White House communications aides have meddled in the CDC’s 

Sufficient treatment capacity during pandemics like COVID-19 saves lives. The idea behind “flattening the curve” is to keep the number of sick patients below the existing capacity for treatment. 

India’s farmers were already deep in debt—and committing suicide in alarming numbers—well before the pandemic.   Now as COVID-19 cases accelerate, the debt crisis that has tormented India’s farmers for decades is only getting worse—with likely thousands of farmer suicides…

President Trump deliberately misled the public about the dangers of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, according to bombshell interviews for Watergate journalist Bob Woodward's new book, 

26 scientists have questioned the reliability of the data supporting Russia’s “Sputnik-V” COVID-19 vaccine.

AstraZeneca paused its Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial, citing a suspected adverse reaction in one UK participant and an “abundance of caution.” A standard review process triggered the hold, AstraZeneca said. It didn't share details but noted the illness could be unrelated…

Since early in the pandemic, older people and people with obesity have been flagged as higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness.   More and more studies are reinforcing those links, and asking “why?”   It’s not just the underlying conditions that frequently come alongside…

However successful Middle Eastern and North African nations have been in tackling the physical spread of COVID-19, disinformation thrives in the volatile region.     

Half a million US children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, CNN reports—and a disproportionate number of cases are reported in Black a