Researchers raised fears that "systematic racism" in the provision of protective equipment was putting minority health workers at greater risk, as a study showed higher coronavirus infection rates among British and American medical staff.
In a fresh blow to refugees and migrants experiencing dire conditions in Greece, frontline medical charity Médecins San Frontières (MSF) on Thursday announced it has been forced to close its COVID-19 isolation center on Lesbos after authorities imposed fines and potential charges.
Lead poisoning is affecting children on a “massive and previously unknown scale”, according to a ground-breaking new study launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and international nonprofit organization focused on pollution issues, Pure Earth.
Vietnam, virus-free for months, braced for another wave of COVID-19 infections on Wednesday after local media reported a case in the capital, Hanoi, linked to a recent outbreak in the central city of Danang.
Tens of millions of children around the world have been denied life-saving vaccines against measles in both rich and poor countries due to COVID-19 disruptions, with fears of further outbreaks this year.