JAMEY KEATEN, MARIA CHENG and JOHN LEICESTER / The Associated PressMar 11, 2020
Citing "alarming levels of inaction" despite warnings, U.N. health agency tries to shock lethargic countries into pulling out all the stops. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
By Jake Johnson / Common DreamsMar 2, 2020
Reports detail how Americans have been saddled with exorbitant bills following medical evaluations in the effort to contain the virus. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Amy Goodman and Denis MoynihanFeb 27, 2020
As the epidemic spirals into a pandemic, causing a plunge in the stock market, Donald Trump and Larry Kudlow insist "USA in great shape!" Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
DARLENE SUPERVILLE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / The Associated PressFeb 26, 2020
The president pushes back against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the threat. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMar 7, 2014
Researchers hypothesize the first human infected with HIV was a Bantu hunter who came into blood-to-blood contact with a chimpanzee with a similar virus in a jungle in Cameroon more than a century ago. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 28, 2011
More than half of the people infected with H5N1 -- the bird flu virus -- are dead, so it's a damned good thing the virus isn't airborne. That is, until now. U.S.-funded researchers in the Netherlands have successfully engineered a viral H5N1 strain that can spread through the air, realizing fears of a potentially weaponized germ that infects easily and kills half its victims. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 12, 2009
China's authoritarianism has apparently helped the country keep a lid on the global H1N1 pandemic. Similarly populated India has experienced nearly 17 times as many deaths from the disease. The United States, with less than a quarter of China's population, has recorded about 133 times as many deaths. (continued) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 29, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1 million Americans have contracted swine flu this year. That figure dwarfs the 27,717 confirmed and probable U.S. cases, but it also means the odds of surviving the disease -- 127 people have died -- are much better than previously thought. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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