When 2 men in Brazil, alike in every other way but their class, got coronavirus, they entered different worlds.   One, a wealthy doctor, tapped into a top-notch private health system. The other turned to an overwhelmed public health system. Instead of receiving…

Countries around the world have long excluded nursing homes from their pandemic preparedness plans, and now the consequences are being sorely felt, the 

Children—especially Black and Hispanic children—are vulnerable to severe COVID-19, according to a 

2020 was once predicted as the worst year yet for acute flaccid myelitis, a rare polio-like condition that hits kids every other fall.  

Navajo Nation has suffered more COVID-19 deaths per capita than any US state, a scourge enabled by a basic lack of infrastructure on the reservation, where some 30% of homes lack running water.   Reservation leaders want to use a chunk of the $714 million federal aid…

Crowded, multi-generational homes have become tinderboxes for COVID-19 transmission among Latinos in San Francisco. In the hyper-gentrified Mission District, some single rooms are occupied by 10 people; individuals pay $300 a month to live in a closet.  

While the world awaits a vaccine, drugmakers—and the US government—are throwing resources behind a potential stop-gap solution: custom antibodies designed to fight COVID-19.   Grown in bioreactor vats, these monoclonal antibodies are copies of naturally occurring proteins…

The WHO has completed its initial scoping mission to China on the origins of SARS-CoV2, CIDRAP reports, setting the stage for a deeper epidemiological investigation.

Iran’s COVID-19 deaths are almost triple the health ministry’s official reports—suggesting deliberate suppression of data, according to a BBC Persian Serviceinvestigation.

Contact tracing, an early hope for containing the coronavirus, is failing in some US states.