A resurgence of COVID-19 cases and lagging vaccination progress are holding many countries back. But the World Bank expects the global economy to grow by 5.6% in 2021.
From early lockdowns to cancelling large-scale public events, these are just some lessons from coronavirus literature since the pandemic began.
Disparities in vaccine access and policy support in different countries is creating a divide between more advanced economies and less advanced economies.
Top stories: Sydney records its deadliest day of the pandemic; Japan extends state of emergency; UK ex-PM calls for emergency vaccine summit to help Africa and end inequality.
Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new tabletop test for COVID-19 that research suggests is as accurate as existing PCR tests.
Top stories: WHO announces new trial to examine possible COVID-19 treatments; New Zealand announces plans to reopen borders; CDC says pregnant women should get COVID-19 vaccine.
Health authorities in Guinea are tracking 155 potential contacts of a known case of Marburg disease. The virus is highly infectious and similar to Ebola.
Top stories: Lockdown extended in Melbourne, Australia; Nigeria set to restart vaccine rollout after supplies arrive; South Korea reports record daily rise in COVID-19 cases.
Top stories: Pentagon to seek approval to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for troops; Premier League to introduce random COVID-19 status checks for ticket holders; Sydney reports record ...
With plastic trash building up from the pandemic, entrepreneurs are recycling used PPE to create everything from bricks to reusable medical gowns.
Top stories: Early signs suggest vaccines might not stop Delta variant transmission; Australia's New South Wales expands lockdown; India approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Researchers have developed a new method for tracking the Alpha COVID-19 variant in wastewater, potentially paving the way to monitor other variants in this way.
Top stories: Sydney reports record rise in new COVID-19 cases; UN expresses concern about unused vaccine doses; Daily new COVID-19 cases hit six-month high in United States.
Many South African people are still reluctant to accept the COVID-19 vaccine due to misinformation; this could make it difficult to control the virus.
Are we starting to see an economic recovery from the pandemic? That really depends on where you live and how you perceive recovery