Doctors say they help. So why are COVID-19 treatments—including monoclonal antibodies, antivirals, and corticosteroids—going unused?

“The world was not as prepared as it should have been, and it must do better,” concludes a WHO panel reviewing the pandemic response in an

The long weekend was a busy one for vaccine news—here’s the latest:

Saying “We cannot afford inaction,” President-Elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan yesterday to help America recover from the economic blows of the virus,

Deploying new vaccines has always been a messy business of logistical hurdles, ethical questions, and amazing feats.   Take the first-ever vaccine campaign, Spain’s 19th century effort to stamp out smallpox in its far flung colonies.

WHO investigators from 9 countries have arrived in Wuhan to look into the origins of the pandemic, following delays that triggered a rare rebuke from the agency.  

“The virus took Grandma Delores first, silencing an 86-year-old voice that rang with Lakota songs and stories.”  

The data show that communities of color have been hit the hardest in the pandemic—yet many still do not see systemic racism as a barrier to good health.  

Among the many challenges facing President-elect Joe Biden upon his inauguration on January 20, the most urgent is the US COVID-19 response. How will things change? What will be his strategies and priorities?