Black people accounted for 77% of coronavirus hospitalizations in a new study of Louisiana’s largest health system—yet just 31% of the typical patient population, NOLA.com reports.

Blood clots. Purple toes. Kidney damage. Heart inflammation.   While COVID-19 is widely known as a respiratory illness, its roster of mysterious symptoms is pointing researchers to a surprising possibility—what if COVID-19 only begins as a respiratory infection, but…

Protests against police brutality against black Americans risk spreading COVID-19—but police violence is a public health crisis that cannot be ignored, either. “These two stories are linked. They are both public health stories. The link is systemic racism,…

A new Lancet article underscores the value of social distancing and face masks in controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus—but the research notes that one-layer cloth masks aren’t as effective as gold-standard N95 surgical masks, 

“Parallel plagues” of COVID-19 and police brutality—both taking an outsize toll on black Americans—have sparked outrage and grief across the US,  The New York Times Reports. Some protesters, moved by the senseless death of George Floyd in police custody, donned bandanas or…

Cancer patients—and survivors—who develop COVID-19 face a much greater risk of death than the general population, according to a pair of studies published yesterday in the Lancet.

As countries remain preoccupied with their COVID-19 responses, aid is approaching a “fiscal cliff” in Yemen—which was facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis well before the pandemic, NPR reports.  

America's COVID-19 death toll passed 100,000 yesterday—a toll that far exceeds any other country’s and is almost certainly an undercount, the New York Times reports. The pandemic is now on track to be the nation’s deadliest public health disaster since the 1918 flu…

“Multiple hotspots” of COVID-19 are emerging in Latin America, warned Carissa Etienne, head of WHO's Pan American Health Organization. As cases continue to climb, modeling projections predict steep increases to come in some countries, CIDRAP reports. But undercounts…

Undeterred by a death toll approaching 100,000, Americans crowded beaches and swimming pools over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, The Guardian reports. Police tried to break up a party on Daytona Beach, Florida. Hundreds packed a Lake of the Ozarks pool party; a tweet…