The rapid spread of the UK variant, B.1.1.7,  has scientists worried about a terrible new wave of COVID-19 cases,

Researchers are amassing more clues about COVID-19 symptoms:

China has blocked a WHO team from entering the country to investigate the origins of the pandemic, triggering a rare rebuke from WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,

Video of Egyptian hospital patients struggling to breathe as oxygen supplies ran out and exhausted health workers collapsing to the floor has stirred outrage at the government’s COVID-19 response,

A new South Africa variant of SARS-CoV-2 is prompting concerns about increased transmission and how effective current vaccines will be against it,

The UK administered the world’s first Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine shots today—a cheaper, easier-to-use alternative to the Pfizer vaccine that Britain rolled out last month,

  Syrians Suffer as the World Looks Away

The world, understandably, can’t wait for the pandemic to go away. But for career virus-hunters are already scouting for the next pandemic pathogen.  

“This is like having gold.”  

By March, COVID-19 had taken over much of GHN—but other global health problems did not rest, and many were worsened by the pandemic. Today and tomorrow, we’re showcasing some of the excellent reporting that kept these issues from fading out under the blaze of COVID coverage…