Lockdowns are winding down even as coronavirus cases continue to rise in at least 20 US states, NPR reports. And the US has now reached 2 million confirmed cases—a chilling milestone.  

A backpedaling WHO clarified its Monday statement that asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission appears to be rare, NPR's Goats and Soda reports. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead for health emergencies, said yesterday that she was responding to a journalist's…

The white upper classes initially brought COVID-19 to Brazil, but now poorer black and mixed-race communities are being particularly hard-hit.   As in the US, research has shown that COVID-19 is deadlier for black Brazilians than for whites, driven by stark health…

The WHO called into question the extent that asymptomatic people are spreading COVID-19, launching a global debate, The Hill reports.

China has lauded its own COVID-19 response in a vigorous defense published Sunday, calling the situation a “test of fire” that the country responded to quickly and decisively, The New York Times reports.  

Before COVID-19, Sister Astridah Banda—a Catholic nun in Zambia— offered up maternal health advice over the airwaves. Now she’s pivoted to address the COVID-19 crisis in local languages.   English is Zambia’s official language—but over 70 languages are spoken across the…

Coronavirus communicators are finally getting to know an inevitable ally: the influencer. To reach vulnerable communities at the local level, the NoCovid project—the National Organizing Coalition On Virus Information Distribution—enlists celebrities and scientists alike to…

One of the biggest questions around an eventual COVID-19 vaccine: Will it be equitably deployed throughout the world?   Inspired by previous efforts around Ebola and pneumococcal vaccines,

Even as COVID-19 cases surge in Latin America and the WHO has dubbed it the pandemic’s new epicenter, countries are beginning to lift social restrictions and reopening, Reuters reports. That’s a deadly mistake, according to scientists.

Hydroxychloroquine did not prevent people exposed to COVID-19 from developing the disease, STAT reports, citing research published in the