Millions turn daily to the COVID-19 Global Tracking Map developed by Lauren Gardner and her team at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. (It powers GHN’s numbers in The Latest section above.)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand, one thing has become clear: there aren’t enough ventilators to go around.

As reports of a novel coronavirus began streaming in, masks were ubiquitous among people in China and other early targets of the virus.  

A tiny Texas firm making helmet-style ventilators is working around the clock to meet skyrocketing demand, and it has no plans to raise the product’s $162 price tag.   Sea-Long Medical Systems Inc. usually ships a few dozen devices each week. Their new goal: 50,000.   It’s…

GPS data are judging social distancing efforts.   The startup Unacast—which gathers data from consumer apps—is scoring the US based on reductions in distances traveled, The Washington Post reports.   Washington, DC scored an A; Wyoming got an F. The US overall received a B…

Dialysis has barely changed in 50 years. It still involves hooking patients up to inefficient blood-filtering machines that attempt to replicate the kidney’s complex work.   The process uses huge quantities of water, power—and money; some $91,000 a year per patient in the…

A new, 6-month treatment has cured 90% of people with stubborn drug-resistant tuberculosis—who typically face limited treatment options and poor outcomes, according to clinical trial results published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Both men and women unconsciously think of science as “male,” and that implicit bias plays a role in who gets promoted to elite positions in science, Vox reports

While the global health community has mobilized swiftly against the Wuhan coronavirus,  preventable childhood pneumonia kills more than 800,000 children each year—making it more lethal than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. 

Researchers who mine sites like Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram for data to understand human behavior have to find ways to account for bots. Bots spouting computer-generated content on social sites could contaminate datasets if they’re not parsed out. But tracking them is…