A proposed population control policy in India’s most populous state would incentivize families to have just 2 children—and offer prime perks like preferential admission to educational institutions to those having just one,

The US CDC is calling for schools to reopen fully this fall—and that only unvaccinated students and staff need to mask up, according to

From Geneva to Los Angeles, health authorities are advising the vaccinated to wear masks indoors. But the CDC still disagrees, The New York Times reports.  

In vague yet cutting terms, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un berated and fired top officials yesterday for causing a “great crisis” in their incompetent, “lazy” approach to anti-virus measures, according to state media reports from a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party.  

America’s pandemic response, like the country itself, “valorizes independence and prizes personal freedom”—no matter the administration.   The trait has hobbled the US strategy—most recently with new CDC guidance that focuses on the vaccinated being “liberated from the…

China is overhauling its public health bureaucracy, launching a brand-new agency that appears aimed to address the country’s failings early in the pandemic.   Core goal: To cut through layers of bureaucracy that hinder the flow of key information.  …

More than a year into a disastrous pandemic response, Brazil’s Senate began a damning probe yesterday into President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic.  

In a culture accustomed to following rules, Finns have been largely self-regulating in response to coronavirus restrictions. Sometimes a bit too much, actually, says Mika Salminen, director of Department of Health Security at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare,…

In New Zealand, people tend to share a rare sentiment in the COVID-19 era: A deep sense of pride in the country’s response, according to Robert Borotkanics, DrPH, MS, MPH, a senior research fellow at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. New Zealanders showed…