South Africa’s latest surge is a possible preview of the pandemic’s next chapter.

Coronavirus cases are surging again in South Africa, and public health experts are monitoring the situation, eager to know what’s driving the spike, what it says about immunity from previous infections and what its implications are globally. South Africa experienced a decline in cases after hitting an Omicron-fueled, pandemic peak in December. But in the…

A Door-to-Door Effort to Find Out Who Died Helps Low-Income Countries Aid the Living

Many developing countries don’t keep official death records. A novel effort uses “electronic autopsies” to count deaths, and record their cause. FUNKOYA, Sierra Leone — Augustine Alpha begins gently. “Who lives in this home?” he asks the young man, who has come in from the fields to answer his questions. Your name? Age? Religion? Marital…