The WHO is a health agency, not a political one. Yet political leaders have often criticized it. Still, the move by the US to pull out from the organization is unprecedented.
The disruption of the education of millions of Americans could be devastating. But how soon will it be safe to start phasing out online instruction?
Saliva testing is less sensitive than a nasal swab. But in the midst of a public health crisis, in some cases a test with slightly reduced sensitivity may be better than no test at all.
This is the first Fourth of July in which Americans must deal with the coronavirus pandemic. One of the nation's premier infectious disease experts explains why it's important to take special care.
A survey conducted in April revealed more than half the participants flouted social distancing rules to go shopping for non-essential items, and visit friends or family.
Local leaders and business owners have had to get creative to help their residents stay healthy and keep community economies going.
There is speculation about whether a population can achieve some sort of immunity to the virus with as little as 20% infected.
Many more people have been infected with coronavirus than the statistics suggest.
In the time of the coronavirus, learning how to adapt to adversity belongs in your toolkit.
With COVID-19 cases rising in more than half of the states, the next two weeks are critical for stopping a spike in cases. An epidemiologist reminds us to get back to the basics now.
Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.
The Islamic State is asking its followers to worsen the global pandemic, and its fighters are celebrating the toll disease and racism are taking on US society.
Due to a 'once-in-a-century crisis,' five big foundations are spending more of their assets on grants than usual. Some are issuing bonds to finance their extra support for nonprofits.
Food pantries, the providers of services to the homeless and similar organizations now face enormous challenges.
South Korea's mass surveillance to curb the coronavirus pandemic uses technologies and techniques that are grounded in anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
If expert advice on the pandemic turns out to be wrong, it will have dire consequences for how reliable scientific evidence is treated in other policy areas, such as climate change.
Father's Day is approaching, raising questions about the safety of visiting fathers and grandfathers. A doctor offers guidelines.
School systems realized that they couldn't deal with the pandemic on their own.
Though many in the US are disoriented and disheartened by the lack of an effective federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, American thinker John Dewey would not have been surprised.
Warnings about major disease outbreaks are supposed to come from national and international medical intelligence and surveillance agencies that most Americans have never heard of.