Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
At the beginning of 2020, most people hadn’t used the word ‘pandemic’ before. Now it’s time to understand the term ‘endemic’ and find out what to expect when COVID changes shape.
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others all had their own cures for the Spanish flu. But some of these may have made things worse.
Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
Sponsorship is key to holding some of the most popular events in the world.
Ivermectin is the most recent example of a medication touted as a miracle drug for COVID-19 without solid medical evidence supporting its use.
But media coverage misses the nuances of the role. This is what we found when we spoke to them.
Microschools might be an attractive alternative to regular public schools that are wrestling with the pandemic, but they are mostly out of reach for low-income students, a researcher says.
Countries yet to experience major outbreaks will probably see big rises in cases, even if their vaccine programmes are successful.
The federal election is taking place during a fourth wave of COVID-19, and border management remains crucial to controlling the pandemic. Here’s how each major party would manage travel restrictions.
National policies could improve long-term care, but major party election platforms do not address the pressing needs of seniors in care, even after the catastrophic toll of COVID-19 in care homes.
President Biden outlined a six-point strategy to confront the pandemic. But two public health scholars believe it would work better with help from states.
A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread.
After what feels like a never-ending 18 months of lockdowns and COVID-19 saturated government messages, we’re all just a bit over it.
Some economists think it should be replaced.
Mixing working from home and the office is attractive but comes with challenges.
A critical care doctor brings a frontlines perspective to the frustration of dealing firsthand with vaccine hesitancy and discusses the limitations of science and medicine.
Children are excluded from decisions related to schooling during the pandemic. This denies children their agency and reflects a historical colonial attitude about the place of the child.
The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
Increasing even part-time remote work disrupts public transit revenue. Agencies need to adapt fare structures and business models to meet the changing work market.