Latest from Erin Cunningham

They dream of reaching America. Their forced service in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard locks them out.

The Trump administration designated the IRGC as terrorists. Its ranks are filled with military conscripts.
  • Feb 27, 2021

FDA panel recommends authorization of Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine

If cleared, the shot would be the United States' third vaccine against the pathogen, but the only one that provides protection with a single dose.
  • Feb 26, 2021

Russian diplomats had to ride a hand-power railcar out of North Korea due to covid restrictions

North Korea, in a bid to shield itself and its poor health infrastructure from the pandemic, has halted all train and air transport to neighboring countries.
  • Feb 26, 2021

Moderna says new version of vaccine is tailored to quell infection by South Africa variant

It is the third-straight week that global deaths have fallen. The number of new cases is also down by 11 percent from the week before.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Congress holds moment of silence for 500,000 lives lost to coronavirus

More than 28 million cases have been reported and the Washington Post data shows nearly 500,000 deaths, but numbers of new fatalities and infections have been declining for weeks.
  • Feb 23, 2021

As covid-19 death toll nears 500,000, Biden urges Americans to ‘fight this together’

The U.K. lockdown exit strategy will begin March 8 with the reopening of schools, the resumption of care home visits and fewer socializing rules.
  • Feb 22, 2021

Biden says he can’t give specific date for the end of pandemic crisis

The Biden administration is expected to promise $4 billion in assistance to the Covax initiative backed by the WHO, while both Britain and France said they would donate or set aside portions of their vaccine supplies for use in developing nations.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines have reduced effectiveness against South African variant, studies show

In lab settings, the antibodies still neutralized genetically engineered versions of the virus variants, just not to the same degree as the original version.
  • Feb 18, 2021

White House announces $4 billion in funding for Covax, the global vaccine effort that Trump spurned

The announcement comes as France's Macron calls on wealthy nations to donate 5 percent of their vaccine supply to developing countries.
  • Feb 18, 2021