Stay-at-home orders are leaving domestic violence victims trapped with their abusers.  

Habeeb Ahmad went through 2 failed courses of drugs for his COVID-19 infection. And then his family failed to get a third drug, remdesivir, theWashington Post reports.   The 41-year-old ophthalmologist and father of 3 remains intubated and unconscious in an ICU in Long…

Countries that adopted a test, track and treat approach gained an early edge against COVID-19.

Last week, it looked like Japan was winning the fight against COVID-19 without the chaotic disruptions in Europe and the US. But now, cases are rising: 70+ new cases today, Reuters reports, and a lockdown now looks likely. There are 2,000+ reported cases nationwide—500 in…

During a pandemic that is forcing doctors to make life or death decisions because of equipment shortages, what are the ethics of who gets what?  

“This is the humanitarian mission of our lifetimes. And we won’t win every battle,” the chief medical officer of a New York City health system wrote to her staff last week. She warned that patients requiring ICU-level care were going to surpass their resources, according to…

Early blunders in its COVID-19 response have pushed the US to a tragic supremacy: It now has more confirmed cases than any other country, The New York Times reports. 

“Team 700” bursts from the loudspeaker multiple times a day at New York’s Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to The New York Times. It’s code for a patient on the verge of death. New York City hospitals are seeing an “apocalyptic surge” of COVID-19 patients. 13 people…

Hospitals facing a possible need for 5X to 10X the number of beds they have. Doctors and nurses resorting to bandanas because they lack masks. Refrigerated trucks outside hospitals holding the dead. It’s been more than a century since the US health care system has faced…

India put its population of 1.3 billion on lockdown yesterday, heeding calls from the WHO to take aggressive action, UN News reports. “If you can’t handle these 21 days, this country will go back 21 years,” warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi.