Young adults in the US account for a surprising percentage of severe COVID-19 illness, according to preliminary data published yesterday by the CDC.

The largest study to date of children in China shows that while most children infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus escaped with mild to moderate symptoms, a small percentage became seriously ill.

COVID-19 hit China first—and as cases taper there, other countries are still grasping for the best approaches.     What can they learn from China?   Lockdowns worked—but travel bans were less effective within China than internationally. Cutting off Wuhan delayed the spread…

As COVID-19 continues its worldwide attack, few pockets remain untouched. Here's a grim, global tour: South-East Asia

The UK is quickly backpedaling from a bungled COVID-19 strategy announced last week, which appeared to bank on "herd immunity."  Yesterday, an Imperial College London report acknowledged that the strategy would “likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths,”…

As social distancing expands, the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19—those over age 60 and those with certain underlying health conditions—are also those most at risk for suffering from loneliness and social isolation. We’ve entered a new period of “social pain,”…

Official numbers may indicate that Africa is being spared the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak—but the continent is waiting for the “ticking time bomb” to explode, Science reports.  

Italian health workers are facing “war-like” conditions as they work around the clock to contain COVID-19, 

After resisting the "P-word" for weeks even as the novel coronavirus spread to dozens of countries, WHO has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus argued that it means countries must double-down—not give up. “The idea that…

A sweeping UN climate report released yesterday offers a familiar dire forecast for the planet.   But this report addresses a brand new factor—COVID-19—and UN chief António Guterres warned that the outbreak must not distract from the climate change fight. "Both must be…