Embracing social media for public health messaging

Three emergency medicine experts from the University of Pennsylvania say that public health organizations should consider using online platforms to get accurate information out to the public. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the dissemination of accurate health information has never been more important. It has also never […]

COVID-19 vaccine: Low-income countries lose out to wealthy countries

A coalition of scientists, activists, and international organizations warn that next year only 10% of people in 67 low-income countries will be vaccinated against COVID-19. A coalition of international organizations, backed by previous world leaders and health experts, warn that 90% of people in 67 low income and lower-middle-income countries […]

Mental health effects of COVID-19 revealed in new study

New research has demonstrated that the pandemic has led to a significant increase in the number of mental health issues affecting people in the United Kingdom. Mental health issues significantly increased in the U.K. during lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study has suggested. Furthermore, the study […]

Hope against COVID-19: Drug cuts deaths by a third and other findings

Given the current climate — primarily in the United States — of social unrest, injustice, and uncertainty, it may seem strange to read or even think about hopeful or positive things. But scientists are advancing in the fight against the new coronavirus, and this feature rounds up their progress. Some […]