Senegal has so far been able to deliver on an ambitious promise to offer hospital beds to all COVID-19 patients—and their contacts.

World leaders rebuffed US efforts to punish WHO and China over the pandemic, rallying instead for global solidarity at the World Health Assembly,

A new Lancet study of 2 Manhattan hospitals underscores COVID-19’s outsize impact on the elderly.  

Tensions between US and China boiled over at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly yesterday, amid calls for investigations into source of the virus in China and the WHO’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

While headlines highlight COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on black communities, few discuss the potential added dangers to black doctors and nurses who work in underserved minority communities. They are serving patients who often “can’t afford primary care physicians, use…

WHO modeling predicted that COVID-19 would move more slowly through Africa than elsewhere—but countries’ responses vary widely, and new hotspots are emerging.   Despite relatively low official case counts, Kano, Nigeria is one of them. For weeks, authorities in the city of…

Early results from human testing of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus suggest—but don’t prove—that it offers some immunity, The Washington Post reports.  

A historic 73rd World Health Assembly is underway, amid a global high-stakes battle against the “worst pandemic in modern history, NPR Goats and Soda reports. The unprecedented gathering, for the first time ever taking place not in Geneva but via teleconference, gives…

Amid the pandemic, the number of patients collecting antiretroviral medications from Kenyan health facilities has steeply declined.   Many patients register at facilities far from home to avoid stigma—making access even riskier in the time of COVID-19.   As WHO predicts…

The Washington Post’s Stephanie McCrummen ventured this weekend into a wealthy area of shops, bars, and restaurants in Alpharetta, Georgia. She found mostly unmasked and unworried people “eating, drinking, touching and throwing caution to the wind.” Some quotes she gathered: