The Biden administration extended a public health order allowing border officials to quickly expel asylum-seeking refugees yesterday, drawing protest from human rights organizations,
China is moving quickly on multiple fronts—using lockdowns and mass testing—to quash new COVID-19 outbreaks in the eastern part of the country,
Nearly 18 months into the pandemic, the tiny island nation of Tonga still enjoys an extraordinary status: zero reported COVID-19 cases. The country, population 105,000, is one of 6 Pacific Island nations that are still COVID-free, according to official numbers. As a…
New CDC data has put the lie to the notion that vaccinated people aren’t spreading the Delta variant,
Refugees—living in crowded conditions ripe for the spread of the virus—are at high risk for COVID-19 but low priority for vaccines.
The beleaguered COVAX alliance to distribute COVID-19 vaccines around the world should soon get a boost of 500 million donated doses—but it’s still half a billion doses shy of its goal, just as the Delta variant deepens the threat for many poor countries.
A coalition of health and humanitarian organizations came out swinging today, claiming that Pfizer and Moderna are ‘profiteering’ by charging 5X the cost of production of its COVID-19 vaccines.
The US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan has coincided with an increase in violence that is crippling the country’s health system—just as the Delta variant is driving a third wave of infections. Many health facilities caught in the crossfire have been forced to shutter;…
A nation’s president getting a COVID-19 vaccine is no longer news, but it is in Tanzania.
Early in the pandemic, there were dire predictions about a tidal wave of COVID cases hitting sub-Saharan African, overwhelming already struggling health systems. For much of the pandemic, those terrifying predictions didn’t materialize, perplexing researchers. But a year…