It’s not impossible to get infected with SARS-CoV-2 from contaminated surfaces—but the risk is extremely low—less than 1 in 10,000, the CDC confirmed yesterday,

Behind so many COVID-19 deaths: The children who’ve lost parents to the disease—nearly 40,000 of them in the US alone, according to a new 

India topped more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases per day yesterday and potentially faces an “out of control” virus, 

Last October, residents in 2 Nigerian states reported deaths from a “strange disease.”  Yellow fever had previously spared Enugu and Delta states so some residents blamed spiritual causes for the deaths. 

The AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine’s troubled ride through recent weeks has run into new doubts as 

As COVID-19 vaccinations speed up, herd immunity is the talk of the town.  However, some key factors are making it difficult to pinpoint the percentage of immunized people needed to reach herd immunity. They include the emergence of virus variants and whether vaccines can…

In Tigray, sexual violence has become a key weapon in the civil war that began in November in the mountainous region of northern Ethiopia.  

The pandemic has led to worse outcomes for yet another vulnerable group: moms and their babies, according to a new

Albuquerque’s Lovelace Women’s Hospital bills itself as a state-of-the-art newborn facility.   Yet an investigation has found that extremely preterm babies were dying at almost 2X the rate of a nearby newborn facility.

Massive Blunder or “Blip”? 15 million doses of would-be Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines had to be discarded after a Baltimore plant run by Emergent BioSolutions—a company central to Johnson & Johnson’s US production plan—mixed ingredients with…