Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.
By Donald G. McNeil Jr.
Privately, Chinese doctors say they need outside expertise. But Beijing, without saying why, has shown no interest so far.
By Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
After more than 30 years of research, 1.7 million people are still infected each year with the virus that causes AIDS.
Rapidly rising caseloads alarm researchers, who fear the virus may make its way across the globe. But scientists cannot yet predict how many deaths may result.
Stores are selling out of masks, and health care workers risk infection if they cannot get the protective gear.
In many poor countries, older surgeons resist being questioned, and operations are more often emergencies, which leaves less time to review checklists.
The new coronavirus doesn’t appear to be readily spread by humans, but researchers caution that more study is needed.
By Sui-Lee Wee and Donald G. McNeil Jr.
Almost as many people are falling ill as did two years ago, in what was a particularly severe flu season. But this season’s virus is unusual, and it’s too early to tell how dangerous.
A new government program will provide donated drugs through major drugstore chains.
Thousands of infants are doomed to early deaths each year, in part because pediatric medicines come in hard pills or bitter syrups that need refrigeration.