News & Perspective

Jul 13, 2020

Jul 13, 2020
Masked bus passenger

WHO warns of worse pandemic without detailed national plans

With the global total about to top 13 million cases, the WHO warns countries to act.

Jul 10, 2020

Jul 10, 2020
COVID-19 school signs

WHO: Aggressive action needed to turn COVID-19 around

"We need leadership, community participation, and collective solidarity."

Jul 08, 2020

Jul 08, 2020
Mask making Brazil

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

Cases increased 20% in the Americas over the past week, and in Africa, cases in 22 countries have more than doubled over the past month.

Jul 07, 2020

Jul 07, 2020
Flags at United Nations headquarters

US pulls out of WHO amid escalating COVID-19 activity

Also, the WHO will meet with Chinese officials to probe the source of the virus.

Jun 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020
Woman with mask and cell phone at train station

EU travel list excludes US, other COVID-19 hot spots

Also, the Recovery trial announces that a review showed no COVID benefit for a well-known HIV treatment.

Jun 30, 2020
Pigs on farm

Emerging flu virus in Chinese pigs has pandemic potential, researchers say

More than 10% of swine workers tested had antibodies to the novel influenza strain.

Jun 30, 2020
CT scans of lungs

Study finds lung impairment in recovering COVID-19 patients

More than half of 57 patients had abnormal lung CT findings a month after hospital discharge.

Jun 29, 2020

Jun 29, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 viruses, highly magnified

Global COVID-19 cases pass 10 million, deaths top half million

Nations in the Americas account for about half of global cases and deaths.

Jun 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020
oxygen port

COVID-19 demands intensify efforts to ease oxygen shortages

COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.

Jun 23, 2020

Jun 23, 2020
Kaaba in mosque in Mecca

COVID-19 spells travel ban for hajj, maybe for Americans going to Europe

EU officials might exclude travelers from the US and other nations, such as Russia and Brazil, that are having difficulty containing COVID-19 cases.

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