When 2 men in Brazil, alike in every other way but their class, got coronavirus, they entered different worlds.   One, a wealthy doctor, tapped into a top-notch private health system. The other turned to an overwhelmed public health system. Instead of receiving…

Countries around the world have long excluded nursing homes from their pandemic preparedness plans, and now the consequences are being sorely felt, the 

2020 was once predicted as the worst year yet for acute flaccid myelitis, a rare polio-like condition that hits kids every other fall.  

Navajo Nation has suffered more COVID-19 deaths per capita than any US state, a scourge enabled by a basic lack of infrastructure on the reservation, where some 30% of homes lack running water.   Reservation leaders want to use a chunk of the $714 million federal aid…

The WHO has completed its initial scoping mission to China on the origins of SARS-CoV2, CIDRAP reports, setting the stage for a deeper epidemiological investigation.

Iran’s COVID-19 deaths are almost triple the health ministry’s official reports—suggesting deliberate suppression of data, according to a BBC Persian Serviceinvestigation.

Contact tracing, an early hope for containing the coronavirus, is failing in some US states.

Some people who have not been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 may still have some immunity to it—and not because they have antibodies.  

In an effort to monitor antibiotic use and improve stewardship, WHO created the AWaRe tool in 2017 that divides the drugs into 3 categories: Access, Watch, and Reserve, 

The US continues to speed past one overused “grim milestone” for COVID-19 after another: Exceeding 150,000 COVID-19 deaths, registering one coronavirus death per minute, and having one-quarter of all COVID-19 deaths in the world,