News & Perspective

Jul 23, 2021

Jul 23, 2021
COVID response team in Hanoi, Vietnam

Worsening COVID rise in Vietnam triggers expanded lockdowns

In other developments, cases surge in Asia's hot spots, and infections continue to climb sharply in Europe.

Jul 15, 2021

Jul 15, 2021
Baby Immunization

Reports confirm pandemic-related drop in basic childhood vaccination

About 23 million kids missed their basic vaccines in 2020.

Jul 15, 2021

News Scan for Jul 15, 2021

Resistant-TB drug regimen
US Cyclospora cases

Jul 13, 2021

Jul 13, 2021
man on oxygen

Indonesia's surge intensifies; other Asian nations set daily COVID records

The country is ordering oxygen supplies from other nations, enough for home treatment.

Jul 07, 2021

Jul 07, 2021
Brazil COVID test

WHO: World at perilous point in pandemic

WHO officials said variant spread could outpace vaccines, even in countries with high vaccine coverage.

Jun 30, 2021

Jun 30, 2021
COVID vaccination in the Philippines

Global COVID cases rise a bit; Delta variant in nearly 100 nations

Both cases and deaths in Africa rise sharply—cases by 33% and deaths by 42%.

Jun 29, 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Indonesia PPE

Red Cross warns of emerging COVID crisis in Indonesia

Elsewhere, Africa's cases rise in its third wave, as Brazil's ongoing surge shows signs of another uptick.

Jun 28, 2021

Jun 28, 2021
Drive-through nasal swab testing

COVID-19 outbreaks expand in Australia

Capitals of 3 of the country's 6 states are now in lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 and the threat of the Delta variant.

Jun 23, 2021

Jun 23, 2021
Lithuanian waitress disinfecting tables outdoors

ECDC warns of extensive Delta COVID-19 variant spread this summer

All told, 85 countries have reported the Delta variant, and a number of nations are battling rises in COVID-19 cases.

Jun 22, 2021

Jun 22, 2021
Healthcare workers in South Africa putting on protective equipment

Multiple nations battle COVID-19 surges as Delta variant advances in Israel

WHO officials warn that a steady global decline is slowing, with surges in all global regions.

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