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…

We are thrilled to congratulate Mariet Benade and Eunice Kilonzo, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2020 contest. 

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. 

COVID-19 is gaining a foothold in the world’s most overcrowded prison systems, raising grave concern about the spread of the virus in facilities where social distancing can be near impossible.   Venezuela’s notoriously overcrowded prisons are rife with infections—like…

As social distancing expands, the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19—those over age 60 and those with certain underlying health conditions—are also those most at risk for suffering from loneliness and social isolation. We’ve entered a new period of “social pain,”…

The “threat of a pandemic has become very real,” but COVID-19 is still not a pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said yesterday, according to Vox. The WHO is avoiding the “P-word” because of: