News & Perspective

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 25, 2020

Jun 25, 2020
Outdoor physical distancing in Italy

Global COVID-19 cases top 9.5 million; Europe reports uptick

The Americas and South Asia continue to be the hot spots, but cases in Europe rise for the first time in months.

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.

Jun 19, 2020

Jun 19, 2020
Social worker helping with COVID-19 relief efforts

COVID-19 cases pass 8.5 million; WHO warns of dangerous phase

"We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance."

May 30, 2020

May 30, 2020
Health workers wearing N95s and face shields

Global COVID-19 total passes 6 million

Also, the US Supreme Court turns down a California church's request to ease the state's restrictions.

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
Surgical masks and money

WHO creates foundation to boost funds as COVID-19 cases climb

Another study of hydroxychloroquine was paused to look for safety signals, with some nations banning its use.

May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020
COVID-19 physical distancing in Brazil

COVID-19 still rising in much of US; Brazil now 2nd hardest-hit nation

Experts say activity isn't under control in 24 states.

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020
WHO logo

World Health Assembly opens amid pandemic tensions, calls for probe

In other international developments, case surges stretch health systems in Russia and Brazil, and France reports illnesses associated with recent school reopenings.

May 16, 2020

May 16, 2020
UK COVID-19 worker

COVID-19 impacts shift as global cases pass 4.6 million

Brazil is poised to become the next pandemic epicenter, with almost 10,000 new cases reported today.

May 07, 2020

May 07, 2020
Moscow empty street

COVID-19 surges in Russia, Brazil; WHO warns of huge death toll in Africa

Continued spread in Africa could prolong the outbreak and overwhelm hospitals.

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