In the shadow of COVID-19, the global AIDS response is falling off track—as many countries are failing to take full advantage of scientific advances, according to the 

The Strategic National Stockpile is a crucial stop-gap resource for the US emergency response.   9 months into the pandemic, this clandestine network of warehouses bigger than Walmart, remains woefully inadequate.

Anticipation for a COVID-19 vaccine is mounting amid a flurry of good news, including the “absolutely remarkable” discovery that Moderna’s candidate was 100% protective against severe illness, 

Malaria deaths resulting from disruption of services will likely exceed the number of COVID-19 deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the WHO’s 

Refusing a handshake was once considered rude—today, offering one may be ultimate faux pas.                                          But COVID-era social protocols are still new and awkward, and etiquette experts are here to help.  

It’s perfectly normal for viruses to mutate—but most of these changes are about as consequential as typos on a page (though we hate to see those!).  

A study of more than 100,000 pediatric patients confirms COVID-19 has mostly spared children the worst outcomes, but it “doesn’t attempt to explain” why, 

By retesting frozen lab animals, research teams in Asia have found 2 coronaviruses closely linked to SARS-CoV-2—the virus’s first known relatives outside of China.   One was discovered in horseshoe bats stored in a lab freezer in Cambodia after being captured in 2010. The…

The AstraZeneca/Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine has up to 90% efficacy against SARS-CoV-2—and would be easier to distribute than other promising candidates, according to interim results from a Phase 3 vaccine trial.  

On April 5, former BuzzFeed journalist Patrice Peck sent out the first installment of her brand new newsletter,