The pandemic may change life forever for low-paid health workers left wondering if the job’s demands are worth it.  

As the Biden administration faces growing international pressure to increase global access to COVID-19 vaccines, 

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONETravelers arriving at Sierra Leone’s Lungi International Airport enter queues that inch slowly towards eye scanners. Biometric data is captured, addresses and phone numbers are taken, and passengers shuffle towards rapid and PCR…

Vaccine passports? Nope, says a WHO panel.  

Health departments using fax machines to report COVID-19 cases. Antiquated computer systems predating the iPhone. Public health workers paid so poorly they qualify for public aid.  

In a culture accustomed to following rules, Finns have been largely self-regulating in response to coronavirus restrictions. Sometimes a bit too much, actually, says Mika Salminen, director of Department of Health Security at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare,…

As COVID-19 deaths passed 3 million people this past weekend, the WHO warned that the world is “approaching the highest rate of infection” so far in the pandemic, 

The US is making headway on vaccinations, with ~130 million adults having now received at least one vaccine dose.

Most people can feel confident that COVID-19 vaccines will work as intended.   Not so for immunocompromised or immunosuppressed individuals; the current vaccines not were not designed or tested with them in mind.  

As COVID-19 patients flood hospitals in Poland—with COVID-related deaths surpassing 800 a day—the pandemic has laid bare the country’s severe shortage of health workers.   The crisis has surpassed “even my worst dreams,” says Kinga Szlachcic-Wyroba, an anesthesiologist in…