President Biden unleashed federal powers yesterday on multiple fronts against the latest COVID-19 wave, including a vaccine mandate for 100 million Americans.  

As the COVAX initiative was taking shape—signing on countries, securing financing, and pooling demand “to organize the most complex vaccine rollout in human history”—rich countries were already buying up most of the global supply of COVID-19 vaccines. The disconnect set…

India’s Kerala state is on high alert amid an outbreak of the Nipah virus that killed a 12-year-old boy over the weekend and infected health workers, Hindustan Times reports.   Contact tracing efforts have revealed additional infections, according to CBS News.  

It’s little surprise that—like every other part of life on earth—COVID-19 has caused massive disruptions to efforts to prevent and treat HIV, TB, and malaria, as a Global Fund report released today details. The surprise is that any advances were recorded at all, given…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un just rejected 3 million Sinovac jabs from Covax.   What gives?   Kim told a Politburo meeting yesterday that the country needs to double down on “our style epidemic prevention system.”   Korea-watchers think it’s more likely…

The WHO and Germany unveiled a new pandemic intelligence hub in Berlin yesterday aimed at improving the comparison of data between countries between countries, The Guardian reports.   Chikwe Ihekweazu, the current director-general of the Nigeria CDC, will lead the hub,…

While COVID-19 long-haulers have been the squeaky wheel that brought attention to the condition, many now feel failed by sub-par research and dismissed by researchers who’ve angled their approach toward their own specialties, writes Ed Yong in the Atlantic.  

Follow-up tests have found no evidence of Ebola in a woman in Ivory Coast who tested positive for the virus last month,

The decades-long search for an HIV vaccine hit another roadblock this morning as Johnson & Johnson announced its vaccine failed to prevent infection in 2,600 women in southern Africa who were at high risk of infection, 

As summer COVID-19 surges usher masking and distancing back in across the US, contact tracing is being left in the toolbox. Many states began dialing back tracing months ago; Texas’ new budget bans contact tracing funding altogether.   That’s a missed opportunity, says Tom…