As the Trump administration cites the global pandemic to justify largely sealing the border, the US has ramped up deportations of vulnerable migrant children, sending them back to dire circumstances—in some cases without notifying their attorneys.  

A new Lancet study of 2 Manhattan hospitals underscores COVID-19’s outsize impact on the elderly.  

Amid dire predictions for COVID-19’s toll in Africa, Ghana may serve as a model for curbing the virus with limited resources.   The West African nation ramped up testing early and commissioned a drone service to transport testing kits and samples.   Ghana also deployed “…

People least able to control their environment—those in homeless shelters, prisons, and crowded group homes—are highly vulnerable to COVID-19, yet they’re being ignored, researchers warn. “These populations will become the sources of new outbreaks, even when we feel like…

South Dakota’s governor has demanded that Native American tribes remove COVID-19 checkpoints from state and US highways, TIME reports.   Leaders of the Cheyenne River Sioux and the Oglala Sioux Tribe contend that the checkpoints are legal and intended to save lives. Both…

Some rural communities have taken cold comfort in the notion that their isolation may shield them from the worst of COVID-19. But that's not always the case—and in tight-knit communities, the deaths hit close to home for everyone.

COVID-19 is far from the first illness to take an inordinate toll on Native Americans.   Past theories posited that the scourge of disease on Native Americans was due to lack of immunity to the diseases of colonizing Europeans.   But newer research points to more egregious…

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the existing vulnerabilities of tribal communities across the US, several of which have been hit by the virus.

It’s looking like China’s severe social distancing policies paid off, as it passed the 5-days with no new locally transmitted cases on March 23.

India put its population of 1.3 billion on lockdown yesterday, heeding calls from the WHO to take aggressive action, UN News reports. “If you can’t handle these 21 days, this country will go back 21 years,” warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi.