“I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic.”  When it emerged last week that President Trump downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 to avoid panic, public health experts found a couple structural flaws in his argument.  First, societies…

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, 

China did it. Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam did it. New Zealand even brought its caseload down to zero. 

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.

In a win for abortion rights advocates, the US Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law barring facilities from performing abortions unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital—which many abortion clinics do not.   Critics say the law would have ultimately…

The Chinese government has sustained a draconian forced birth control campaign aimed at limiting Muslim minority populations—such as Uighurs—while encouraging members of the Han majority to have larger families, an AP investigation found.   Over the past 4 years, the…

Medical and public health experts are warning that President Trump’s decision to sever ties with the WHO will not only endanger the COVID-19 response but will roll back progress against other global health fights like polio, malaria, and vaccine delivery, CNN reports.