Frontline health workers report a frustrating return to shortages of protective gear.

In a win for abortion rights advocates, the US Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law barring facilities from performing abortions unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital—which many abortion clinics do not.   Critics say the law would have ultimately…

A Mexican health worker beaten at a bus stop. A Yemeni doctor threatened for not having a ventilator available. In Afghanistan, quarantined patients attack hospital staff in an effort to escape.   Amid COVID-19, death threats and violence are part of health workers’ daily…

The Chinese government has sustained a draconian forced birth control campaign aimed at limiting Muslim minority populations—such as Uighurs—while encouraging members of the Han majority to have larger families, an AP investigation found.   Over the past 4 years, the…

COVID-19 lockdowns have posed a difficult dilemma for rape crisis centers.   When lockdowns began in Lagos, Women at Risk International Foundation initially closed its doors. But its 24-hour helpline saw a 64% rise in calls from victims forced to quarantine with their…

In wealthier countries, running out of medical oxygen “is all but unthinkable for a resource that literally can be pulled from the air,” the AP reports. But in low-resource countries, it is expensive and in short supply, with soaring demand amid the pandemic.

Black Medicare patients with COVID-19 are nearly 4X as likely as whites to end up in a hospital, NPR Shots reports, citing federal billing records data released yesterday.

Nursing home residents are being evicted from facilities—some without their families’ knowledge—and placed in “homeless shelters, rundown motels and other unsafe facilities,"according to a New York Times investigation.

What’s it like to be a Black scientist in majority-white fields? 6 Black researchers explained the toll of racism on their careers—and the actions they want to see from institutions and white colleagues.   Just a few of their ideas:   Take bold action: “I…

The senseless killings of George Floyd and so many others have sparked not only outrage in me but bitter memories. George Floyd’s death wasn’t just the evil action of 4 police officers, but the projection of a society without values. Watching the video of his final moments…