Scientists can bite their tongues no longer as the US hurtles toward a high-stakes elections during the worst public health crisis in a lifetime.

With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.

President Trump’s brief hospitalization and dismissive comments about COVID-19 have launched concerns for his health, his staff’s, and the nation’s. Returning to the White House after being hospitalized, Trump publicly took his mask off and gave a thumb's up.   

Public Health Takeaways from a Shambolic First Presidential Debate The lack of handshakes—a COVID-19 prevention measure—was perhaps the most civil thing about the first presidential debate. “That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” Thank you for…

The CDC’s shifting guidelines on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have real and immediate consequences for front-line health workers, The Guardian reports.

In a historic moment yesterday, California Senator Kamala Harris was named as Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.     The daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, Harris is the first Black woman to be nominated for national office by a major…

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, 

The largest indigenous group in Colombia—the Wayuu—have long battled the multinational owners of the one of the world’s largest coal mines, which stands bang in the middle of their ancestral territory.  

School closures in the US last spring significantly decreased COVID-19 incidence and saved lives, 

Governors, researchers, and others have decried the abrupt change in US government COVID-19 data collection and sharing that’s injected confusion into an already-faltering national response.