The UK is set to offer the entire population twice-a-week testing beginning on Friday, though the plan is drawing fire from critics.   Different takes:

As COVID-19 vaccinations speed up, herd immunity is the talk of the town.  However, some key factors are making it difficult to pinpoint the percentage of immunized people needed to reach herd immunity. They include the emergence of virus variants and whether vaccines can…

In countries where the B.1.1.7 variant is dominating, the picture is getting much worse, 

Horrific anti-Asian violence in the US during this pandemic is part of a long line of outbreaks fueling fear of the “other.”

Dozens of Hungarian news outlets have demanded access to health workers in an open letter today protesting their government’s suppression of COVID-19 reporting, 

Rochelle Walensky took off her CDC director hat yesterday and addressed Americans as a concerned fellow citizen, urging them to not let their guards down,

Leaders of 23 countries are backing a call for a pandemic treaty to boost cooperation and tackle gaps exposed by COVID-19,

The “vast majority” of the nearly 550,000 US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented with swifter intervention early in the pandemic, according Deborah Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator at that time.  

For most of the pandemic, aggressive restrictions helped Papua New Guinea avoid a massive coronavirus outbreak.

A yet-to-be-released WHO report on COVID-19’s origins bolsters the animal source theory, a