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 23, 2021

News Scan for Jul 23, 2021

H5 avian flu case in India
Low global flu levels
African vaccine-derived polio cases

Jul 22, 2021

Jul 22, 2021
COVID-19 response efforts in Indonesia

Delta-driven COVID-19 surges worsen in parts of Asia

Multiple groups call for addressing major global vaccine inequality issues.

Jul 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021
Girl wearing mask in Africa washing hands

Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK.

Jul 16, 2021

Jul 16, 2021
nasal swab pcr test

European officials say Delta driving deteriorating COVID-19 situation

Though Delta activity is growing steadily, so far severity indicators have shown little rise.

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 14, 2021

Jul 14, 2021
Calves in barn feeding

Report: Restaurant chains still failing on antibiotics in beef

Twelve of 20 fast food and casual eateries received an "F" for their sourcing policies.

Jul 14, 2021
Surgical mask hanging from graveyard cross

Global COVID-19 deaths on the rise again

Much of the increase in cases is led by the more transmissible Delta variant, which has now been detected in 111 nations.

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 12, 2021

Jul 12, 2021
Benin COVAX

Delta COVID-19 surges worsen; WHO challenges push for vaccine booster doses

WHO head Tedros urges Moderna and Pfizer to go all out on channeling vaccine supply to COVAX.

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