Humans have a long history of shunning the ill.   HIV rained stigma down on gay men and injecting drug users. And, in India, leprosy was grounds for divorce until last year.  Stigma undermines the effectiveness of public health interventions, adding to the “hidden burden”…

Calling him “confused,” President Trump rebuked CDC director Robert Redfield for warning the US Congress yesterday that a vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until mid-2021 Reuters report

Urban “safety net hospitals” in the US are still closing in alarming numbers, even as the communities they serve—predominantly the poor and people of color—are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.   Unlike rural facilities—which have been shuttering at a shocking pace…

During the coronavirus lockdown in Nepal, hospital births dropped 50%, and stillbirths and infant deaths rose by about the same amount, according to 

COVID-19 has derailed global health and development by nearly every indicator—setting back vaccine coverage, for example, by 25 years in just 25 weeks, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s sobering new 

More than 100,000 Chinese citizens have already been given a COVID-19 vaccine before safety trials were completed, a state-owned company behind 3 vaccine candidates said Monday, Vox report

Just ~$5 per person could be enough to prevent the next catastrophic pandemic, says Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former WHO director-general. If the nearly $40 billion price tag sounds steep, consider COVID-19’s $11 trillion cost, says Brundtland, who co-…

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 

The thing to know about vaccine confidence: It’s highly volatile, and becoming more so, according to new