President Trump deliberately misled the public about the dangers of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, according to bombshell interviews for Watergate journalist Bob Woodward's new book, 

Sepsis—the body's potentially deadly response to infection—causes 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, yet there are huge chasms in the knowledge base about it, WHO warns.  

26 scientists have questioned the reliability of the data supporting Russia’s “Sputnik-V” COVID-19 vaccine.

AstraZeneca paused its Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial, citing a suspected adverse reaction in one UK participant and an “abundance of caution.” A standard review process triggered the hold, AstraZeneca said. It didn't share details but noted the illness could be unrelated…

Since early in the pandemic, older people and people with obesity have been flagged as higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness.   More and more studies are reinforcing those links, and asking “why?”   It’s not just the underlying conditions that frequently come alongside…

However successful Middle Eastern and North African nations have been in tackling the physical spread of COVID-19, disinformation thrives in the volatile region.     

Half a million US children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, CNN reports—and a disproportionate number of cases are reported in Black a

“Long COVID”—in which symptoms drag on for more than 3 months—afflicts up to 60,000 people in the UK, The Guardian reports.

There’s a lot of news about which countries’ COVID-19 responses are falling flat.     But in a briefing yesterday, WHO called out countries’ successes, singling out Thailand, Mongolia, Mauritius, and others.