As the COVAX initiative was taking shape—signing on countries, securing financing, and pooling demand “to organize the most complex vaccine rollout in human history”—rich countries were already buying up most of the global supply of COVID-19 vaccines. The disconnect set…

India’s Kerala state is on high alert amid an outbreak of the Nipah virus that killed a 12-year-old boy over the weekend and infected health workers, Hindustan Times reports.   Contact tracing efforts have revealed additional infections, according to CBS News.  

In a historic decision, Mexico’s supreme court justices overturned an abortion law yesterday that penalized women for getting an illegal abortion.

It’s little surprise that—like every other part of life on earth—COVID-19 has caused massive disruptions to efforts to prevent and treat HIV, TB, and malaria, as a Global Fund report released today details. The surprise is that any advances were recorded at all, given…

From birth, 7-year-old Julissia Batties “grew up in a blur of city agencies, social workers, judges and case workers” before she was beaten to death last month in her home in the Bronx.  Not long before, she had been returned to her mother, who lost custody of her 5 other…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un just rejected 3 million Sinovac jabs from Covax.   What gives?   Kim told a Politburo meeting yesterday that the country needs to double down on “our style epidemic prevention system.”   Korea-watchers think it’s more likely…

The WHO and Germany unveiled a new pandemic intelligence hub in Berlin yesterday aimed at improving the comparison of data between countries between countries, The Guardian reports.   Chikwe Ihekweazu, the current director-general of the Nigeria CDC, will lead the hub,…

This summer, 22 graduate science writing students at Johns Hopkins immersed themselves in reporting on health disparities. They read deeply and met with STAT reporter Nicholas St.

While COVID-19 long-haulers have been the squeaky wheel that brought attention to the condition, many now feel failed by sub-par research and dismissed by researchers who’ve angled their approach toward their own specialties, writes Ed Yong in the Atlantic.  

A Texas law that bans abortions as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy went into effect this morning after the US Supreme Court did not respond to abortion providers’ emergency appeal,