Petroleum, mercury, microplastics and other pollutants are taking a massive toll on human health, according to a new 

Early in its COVID-19 fight, China was dogged by testing shortages that made getting diagnosed akin to “winning the lottery”—though many tests delivered false negatives.   What was to blame? “Secrecy and cronyism” at the top disease control agency, AP reports.   Obscure…

Africa’s first major COVID-19 treatment trial will test a laundry list of cheap, already available drugs.  

COVID-19 has sidelined another global crisis that knows no borders: climate change. Except this one has no vaccine.  

As Western countries rush COVID-19 vaccines to their populations, Africa’s 1.3 billion people may be near the end of the line, 

The UK vaulted over the US today in the race to immunize citizens against COVID-19 after it became the first Western country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine under emergency authorization.

117 pages of leaked documents reveal that early in the pandemic, China offered the world a partial picture of what they knew and a more optimistic forecast than what was evidenced on the ground.   Despite the virus’s novelty, there was “evidence of clear missteps” and “a…

How will people respond to COVID-19 measures?

In the shadow of COVID-19, the global AIDS response is falling off track—as many countries are failing to take full advantage of scientific advances, according to the 

The Strategic National Stockpile is a crucial stop-gap resource for the US emergency response.   9 months into the pandemic, this clandestine network of warehouses bigger than Walmart, remains woefully inadequate.