WHO advisors are meeting today to discuss deliberately infecting young, healthy volunteers with SARS-CoV-2 to hasten vaccine development—despite the promising vaccines already on the way.   Pros: Faster results than conventional vaccine field trials…

President-elect Joe Biden is rounding out his picks for key US public health roles as he prepares to take office next month, amid pressure to enshrine both

Petroleum, mercury, microplastics and other pollutants are taking a massive toll on human health, according to a new 

Early in its COVID-19 fight, China was dogged by testing shortages that made getting diagnosed akin to “winning the lottery”—though many tests delivered false negatives.   What was to blame? “Secrecy and cronyism” at the top disease control agency, AP reports.   Obscure…

Africa’s first major COVID-19 treatment trial will test a laundry list of cheap, already available drugs.  

COVID-19 has sidelined another global crisis that knows no borders: climate change. Except this one has no vaccine.  

As Western countries rush COVID-19 vaccines to their populations, Africa’s 1.3 billion people may be near the end of the line, 

The UK vaulted over the US today in the race to immunize citizens against COVID-19 after it became the first Western country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine under emergency authorization.

25. 42. None of the residents of Bronxwood, a New York assisted living facility, know how many of their fellow residents have died from the coronavirus.  Bronxwood representatives haven't said. They don't have to because it's not a medical facility, according to a must-…

117 pages of leaked documents reveal that early in the pandemic, China offered the world a partial picture of what they knew and a more optimistic forecast than what was evidenced on the ground.   Despite the virus’s novelty, there was “evidence of clear missteps” and “a…