It’s well known that infants and elderly people are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases—but what happens in between those age extremes?  

White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Deborah Birx has been praised as a data-driven task master. She has also aggressively undermined the CDC and sometimes pushed the president’s position over scientific consensus, a Science investigation found.   The most…

New virus restrictions across Europe are “absolutely necessary” amid an “exponential surge of coronavirus cases,” Hans Kluge, WHO Europe’s head, declared today.

The White House is “openly embracing” a controversial herd immunity strategy in a bid to end lockdowns over the objections of top scientists, 

The 25-year-old man from Washoe County, Nevada had classic symptoms of COVID-19 (sore throat, cough, headache…) when he got his first positive test on April 18, according to 

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over—but it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to the next one, and that means identifying the key errors of this one.   According to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force, US and global leaders  “provided the…

Although face masks have been proven to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a letter from a purported “OSHA Inspector” that brands masks as ineffective recently spread like wildfire on social media.   Another theory that “masks make you sick” has made the rounds in…

The UN World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for “its efforts to combat hunger … and prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict,” the Norwegian Nobel

Investing in mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day—held every year on October 10—speaks to the growing acknowledgment of a massive global need. While gaps in mental health care have been exacerbated by the isolation, anxiety, and service…

“Here, you can die for a million other reasons before COVID-19.”   In Syria, 9 years of relentless conflict that have made the virus almost impossible to track or contain.