COVID-19 forecasts are coming in, and they range from big to nightmarish. One estimate is that the new coronavirus could rack up “billions more infections” and eventually affect two-thirds of the global population, according to a top WHO advisor Ira Longini, Bloomberg…

Chinese officials have expressed hope the novel coronavirus outbreak could be peaking, citing a fall in new cases in the last couple of days, the AP reports. But Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan cautioned that much work remains.

Li Wenliang, the doctor who sounded a warning early in the coronavirus outbreak, lost his life to the virus early Friday a.m. in Wuhan—spurring an outpouring of grief and outrage, CNN reports. Just 34 years old, he was silenced by the authorities after he warned other…

The WHO's new coronavirus response plan calls for $675 million to support response activities over the next 3 months, CIDRAP 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. 

A once-promising HIV vaccine candidate is dead in the water after a major human trial showed it worked no better than the placebo, Bhekisisa reports.  

A once-promising HIV vaccine candidate is dead in the water after a major human trial showed it worked no better than the placebo, Bhekisisa reports.  

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off the agency’s 146th Executive Board meeting in Geneva this morning with a rundown of WHO-led accomplishments in 2019—and a call for solidarity in the face of a challenging year ahead.

Confirmed coronavirus cases shot up over the weekend to 17,205 as of this a.m.—a grim marker that spurred a growing resignation that the outbreak will likely become a pandemic, the New York Times reports.

he coronavirus outbreak is officially a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, according to the WHO—but the organization is confident the spread can be contained.