In Somalia, there are fears COVID-19 is simply blending in as “yet another poorly diagnosed but deadly fever” as extremist groups make it hard to extend diagnostics and, eventually, vaccines to parts of the country,
JaMarcus Crews knew that diabetes could kill him so he did everything possible to get on a transplant list—shedding pounds, following his case worker’s instructions—only to be misdirected and repeatedly rebuffed. He also knew his diabetes put him at higher risk for COVID-…
If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.
As Western countries rush COVID-19 vaccines to their populations, Africa’s 1.3 billion people may be near the end of the line,
Ugandan authorities are using the cover of COVID-19 pandemic emergency powers to crack down on LGBTQ+ people, targeting them for arrest and extortion, a
From an increase in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, to more women murdered in Brazil and Mexico, and an uptick in reports of missing women in Peru, violence against women has increased dramatically during the pandemic,
One of the first conditions to be screened for in utero and one of the least severe, Down syndrome is regarded as the “canary in the coal mine” for selective reproduction. In Denmark, where universal Down syndrome screening is available, nearly all families get the test…
During COVID-19’s onslaught in April 2020, an undocumented patient called our clinic seeking a COVID-19 test so that she could return to work. Further questioning revealed she’d recently developed a cough and fever, and that she works in close proximity to multiple people—…
Low-resource countries could be waiting until 2024 for COVID-19 vaccines, as wealthier nations grab up ~8.8 billion prospective doses,
The US woke up today to murky presidential election results and a worsening coronavirus outlook.