The Pandemic Tests Germany's Love Affair With Homeopathy

Dismissed in much of the world as "charlatanism," homeopathic medicine, developed in the 18th cen...


An Italian Sunday Lunch Served In COVID's Second Wave

For a Milanese writer, this is how his family lunch looks right now.


Get Up! New Studies Warn About Taking Pandemic Sitting Down

PARIS — Are you sitting down? Probably. Yes, there are new studies that show the collateral health effects (beyond the virus itself) of COVID-19 and the rolling lockdowns include serious ...


Argentina Eyes Herd Immunity — And Healthcare Reform

The scale and spread of the coronavirus pandemic may make so-called "herd immunity" virtually ine...

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New York On Its Knees: A Foreign Eye On The Pandemic's Wrath

An immigrant's reflections on a dying city that is bound to be reborn.


Nothing Quaint About India's COVID Exodus To Countryside

The pandemic has prompted many city workers to seek refuge back in the countryside roots. For the...


How The Pandemic Is Limiting Access To Abortion

Across the globe, travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders and shifting health care priorities ha...


COVID-19 Spreads In South Of Italy: A New Fear For Second Wave

Italy was hit particularly hard and early by the first wave when northern region of Lombardy beca...


COVID's Telemedicine Boom Reorders Doctor-Patient Dynamic

France is just one of many countries that have long shunned online consultations. But now that it...


In Egypt, Trying To Survive A Pandemic Without Enough Water

For rural communities in particular, serious water shortages were a big problem even before the C...


COVID: The Second Wave Looks Just (And Nothing) Like The First

From Brazil to Canada, Finland to Israel, and well beyond, the impact of the new uptick in corona...

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When World Leaders Get Sick: Health, Lies And Videotape

The uncertainty around President Trump's condition since contracting COVID-19 is part of a patter...


Preppers Of The World, Mask Up! Survivalism And COVID-19

With the pandemic, survivalists around the world have new reasons to prepare for the day it all c...


China To Mexico, COVID-19 Exposes Violence Against Women

People are dying, economies are tanking and politics are awry. But that's no excuse to short-shri...


How The Pandemic Is Changing Birth Control Choices

As the pandemic's first wave of lockdowns began, there was plenty of chatter about how it would affect couples, relationships and sex — and consequently what it would mean for contraception. ...


Latin American Hospitals: Shock And Lessons From COVID-19

Even the region's top hospitals were caught off guard by the pandemic. However, some proved adept...


Italy's Election, A Sign That Trump Could Pay For COVID-19

Italian populist party leader Matteo Salvini's disappointing results in regional elections is bei...


Open Or Close Borders? The Impossible Choice Isn't Going Away

Viewed from the proverbial (and literal) 30,000 feet, the most stunning consequence of the coronavirus pandemic may have been the sudden closing of national borders. In an increasingly open world, ...


Cairo's Arts Scene Creeps Back, But Nowhere Close To Normal

Movie houses, music venues and art galleries are showing signs of life after a long lockdown. The...


The Kuikuro Beat COVID-19: Amazon's Indigenous Exception

An indigenous tribe in Brazil's Amazon region has seen plenty of coronavirus cases, but zero deaths.


COVID-19 Sunset: A German Exodus From Spain's Costa del Sol

Around 140,000 Germans are residents in Spain, with large enclaves established on the southern co...


COVID-19 And Gender: More Women Face Long-Term Symptoms

A new study in Spain found that middle-aged women are by far the most likely demographic to be su...