G7 leaders expressed strong support for the WHO in a virtual summit yesterday, distancing themselves from Trump’s criticism of the agency, The Guardian reports. Trump called the summit to defend his plans to withdraw funding from the agency earlier this week. In a follow-…

India’s over-stretched health system is not equipped to cope with an onslaught of COVID-19 cases.  

Laboring women in Venezuela are forced to travel from hospital to hospital in a cruel game of “roulette,” desperate to find a facility equipped to deliver their baby. If that doesn’t happen in time, they deliver on the street or in facility lobbies—mothers and babies have…

The vast majority of sex trafficking victims have contact with health care providers—but most health workers have no idea they’re seeing trafficking cases. “People, including health care providers, think of trafficking as this mythical or foreign problem,” says Shantae…

China has announced new restrictions on academic research into the origins of COVID-19. A government directive reportedly told Chinese universities that all academic papers on the virus that causes COVID-19 will be subject to extra scrutiny and require official approval.

Identifying people who have been infected with COVID-19 and reaching those they may have infected will require 100,000 additional workers in US cities and states, according to a $3.6 billion plan released April 10. 

Scrambling for masks at local hardware stores. Reusing masks first for a day, then for a week. Forced to work sick or fight for a test. Updating their wills.   Health workers on COVID-19’s frontlines are heading into the battle of their lives without the protection they…

Even as recorded COVID-19 deaths near 10,000 in the US, public health experts are certain that’s an underestimation and perhaps only a fraction of the real total, The Washington Post reports.

Global case counts of COVID-19 quietly clicked past 1 million yesterday afternoon on the Johns Hopkins tracking map, revealing the disease’s startling speed and reach since it emerged 4 months ago.   The pandemic is afflicting countries unevenly as the US muffed its early…

As reports of a novel coronavirus began streaming in, masks were ubiquitous among people in China and other early targets of the virus.