In 2014, Detroit began turning off the taps of residents who couldn’t pay their water bills—most of them poor and Black.   The pandemic has triggered a moratorium until 2022 on depriving water to those who can’t pay—but a permanent solution is still out of reach.

WHO investigators from 9 countries have arrived in Wuhan to look into the origins of the pandemic, following delays that triggered a rare rebuke from the agency.  

For many detainees in US immigration facilities, the coronavirus was impossible to avoid. They were sleeping 3 feet apart with 36 people in a room.

“The virus took Grandma Delores first, silencing an 86-year-old voice that rang with Lakota songs and stories.”  

The data show that communities of color have been hit the hardest in the pandemic—yet many still do not see systemic racism as a barrier to good health.  

Infectious new coronavirus variants spell bad news for already-strained hospitals, the WHO said yesterday,

Migrant workers are struggling to get during Thailand’s worst COVID-19 outbreak so far; and for many, government aid and essential-for-work tests are out of reach.   While the Thai government has assured that high-risk individuals would receive free COVID-19 testing and…

More than half of the spread of COVID-19 is caused by asymptomatic individuals, according to CDC modeling

South Asia—one of the most polluted regions on Earth—also has the highest global burden of pregnancy loss.

The masses might have missed it, but on New Year’s Eve, President Trump quietly signed a “holiday miracle” into law: The Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act.