The novel coronavirus could become endemic like HIV, the WHO warned yesterday. It will take a “massive effort” to counter it even with a vaccine—a prospect WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan called a “massive moonshot”, according to Reuters.

For African scientists, the coronavirus pandemic may offer a rare opportunity to fill the research funding gap that has long hindered scientific pursuits on the continent.

Demand for propofol—the ubiquitous intravenous anesthetic—has skyrocketed since the drug became key to ventilating ICU patients with COVID-19.   But hospitals have seen stressful shortages. Why?   An investigation tracking propofol’s notoriously opaque journey from…

Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic collapse have returned home to escape Colombia’s strict coronavirus lockdowns, thinking they might be better off. Instead, hundreds have been met with dire conditions.   Venezuelan returnees reported being treated “like dogs”…

COVID-19’s collateral damage could drive up the global child mortality rate for the first time in 6 decades, The Washington Post reports, citing a 

Bucking a president worried by a battered economy and intent on reopening the country, a top US health official warned a Senate committee yesterday about the costs moving too quickly, The Washington Post reports. Anthony Fauci’s message: Be prepared for new outbreaks if…

Much of the current COVID-19 discussion across the US focuses on choreographing a transition from what has been called the “hammer” of lockdowns to the “dance” of a carefully staged easing of certain restrictions.   

Yesterday: President Trump gave a White House Rose Garden press conference flanked by banners that proclaimed “America Leads the World in Testing.” Today: Anthony Fauci, a coronavirus taskforce member, will testify remotely before a Senate committee. (Testimony begins at…

As the US grapples with the need for “an army” of 100,000 contact tracers, a free online course aims to get Americans trained for the task. Before the pandemic, just 2,200 contact tracers were working in the US, The Washington post.

New COVID-19 case numbers may appear flat in the US—but central to that shift is a massive epidemic being contained in one place: New York City, warns Erin S. Bromage, a biology professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.   Nevertheless, that false hope is still…