With COVID-19 cases soaring, Russia shuns lockdown but doubles down on enforcement

Standing in a BMW showroom full of beautiful new automobiles, the man in the military uniform seemed unimpressed.   “Where are your masks?” he demanded of the worried-looking car salesman. The hand sanitizer for customers was... Read more »

Why complacency and lifting restrictions could be driving India’s high COVID-19 numbers

Megha Mogare, a chauffeur in Mumbai, has been out of work since March, when the Indian government introduced one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. Mogare lives in... Read more »

COVID-19 antibody study paused over possible safety issue

Independent monitors have paused enrolment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that’s similar to a treatment U.S. President Donald... Read more »

Johnson & Johnson to contribute up to $5B US in potential settlements over its part in U.S. opioid crisis

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it would contribute up to $1 billion US more to a potential settlement of lawsuits alleging it and other companies fuelled the U.S. opioid crisis.  That contribution would bring... Read more »

From pay gap to ill-fitting PPE, female workers highlight challenges in U.K. health care

When Dr. Amun Sandhu moved to the United Kingdom a decade ago to study medicine, her superiors predicted her career advancement would be limited. “You don’t tend to see very many female... Read more »

Officials report mixed messages on Trump’s health after COVID-19 hospitalization

The latest: U.S. president endured ‘very concerning’ period on Friday.  Trump was administered oxygen at White House, source tells AP. Trump had been treated at the hospital with remdesivir. Doctor says Trump has... Read more »

White House, doctors differ on Trump’s health outlook after COVID-19 hospitalization

The latest: U.S. president endured ‘very concerning’ period on Friday.  Trump was administered oxygen at White House, source tell AP. Trump had been treated at the hospital with remdesivir. Doctor says Trump has... Read more »

Doctors try to assuage Trump health concerns following COVID-19 hospitalization

The latest: U.S. president endured ‘very concerning’ period on Friday.  Trump was administered oxygen at White House, sources tell AP. Trump had been treated at the hospital with remdesivir. Doctor says Trump... Read more »

Trump doing ‘very well’ while undergoing COVID-19 treatment, physician says

The latest: Trump given antiviral drug remdesivir and experimental antibody cocktail.  President felt ‘rundown’ and had mild cough, doctor says. Medical team ‘extremely happy’ with the progress he’s making. WH press secretary says move to... Read more »

Trump’s doctor provides update on his condition

The latest: WH press secretary says move to hospital was out of ‘abundance of caution.’ Trump given antiviral drug remdesivir and experimental antibody cocktail.  Joe Biden says he’s received 2 negative COVID-19 tests. Melania Trump also tests... Read more »