Leaders of the G-7 industrialized nations are expected to pledge 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses today in a move that will help low- and middle-income countries but still fall short of—and arrive later than—what’s needed. 

The Delta coronavirus variant, with a dramatic transmission advantage over the Alpha variant that emerged in the UK, threatens global plans for dispatching COVID-19, 

The UN agreed yesterday on ambitious new goals for ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030—despite eleventh hour attempts by some delegates to water down protections for high-risk groups,

When COVID-19 hit, some med students were given the option to graduate early to join the fight.   Knowing that their entry into the profession would be less comfort and healing and more war zone, they nicknamed their cohorts “Coalition Forces” and “Covid Army.”

Yet another COVID-19 shot, known as a protein subunit vaccine, could hit the market as early as this summer,

Haiti has stayed relatively off-the-radar in terms of COVID-19 cases—but COVID-19 is now hitting the country hard as it awaits its first delivery of COVAX vaccines, Miami Herald reports.   Compared to Haiti's previous peak last June, cases were up 50% last month.  

The WHO is scaling up its assistance to meet the “staggering” health needs of nearly 200,000 Palestinians after last month’s rocket attacks by Israel, 

Confronted with a highly transmissible new variant, Vietnam is deploying aggressive measures including plans to test all 9 million residents of Ho Chi Minh City and a 2-week lockdown for the city.  

President Biden ordered US intelligence agencies to step up efforts to investigate the origins of COVID-19, 

Patients who end up hospitalized with severe Covid are far likelier to die in Africa than other parts of the world,