SARS-CoV-2 antibodies wane over time, and more severe cases stir stronger immune responses, a trio of new studies concur. And while they diverge over how long antibodies last, this isn’t necessarily cause for concern.

As US coronavirus hospitalizations surge, a new CDC study quantifies what health workers

Russia’s heavy-handed approach to the pandemic—stiff fines for missing quarantine checks, jail time for knowingly hiding infections—could be backfiring, as COVID-19 cases surge. Russians’ history of mistrusting medicine—dating back to Soviet times—has also set the stage…

The latest wave of COVID-19 cases could soon swamp hospitals in parts of the US and Europe, forcing some to consider extreme measures. 

Schools don’t appear to be the COVID-19 superspreaders they were once feared to be, according to data emerging from random testing in the US and the UK, 

Anti-mask sentiment is spreading across India as the nation second hardest-hit by COVID-19 makes precarious progress.   In some states, defying mask mandates is a fineable offense—yet one survey found that just 44% of people across 18 cities said they wore masks in public…

Migrants and refugees are suffering disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic despite playing an outsized role propping up economies and essential services.  

Preventive antimalarials for school-age children may be the key to revive progress against the disease across Africa, 

Purdue Pharma has reached a controversial ~$8.3 billion settlement with the US Justice Department over its role in the opioid crisis that has killed 232,000+ Americans, 

By the time COVID-19 arrived, Kashmir was already well-versed in lockdowns, following strict measures India imposed on the region in August 2019. And Kashmir volunteer relief groups know how to cut through military lockdowns and regulatory hurdles to deliver aid. Now,…