US presidnet Donald Trump told the US people that if they confined the death toll to 100,000 “we” will have done well to contain the disease. Photograph: Jim Watson/Pool via Reuters

The tented field hospital in New York’s deserted Central Park is vivid testimony to the scale of the crisis in the city, now reporting more cases of c(...)

 Dr Anthony Fauci,  director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rubs his forehead after a President Donald Trump referred to the “Deep State Department” during a White House briefing on March 20th. Photograph:  Erin Schaff/The New York Times

At a White House briefing on coronavirus on March 20th, President Donald Trump called the state department the “Deep State Department”. Behind him, Dr(...)

File photograph of people suffering from HIV/AIDS holding candles for   World AIDS Day. Photograph:Rupak De Chowdhuri /Reuters

When scientists made the stunning announcement last year that a baby born with HIV had apparently been cured through aggressive drug treatment (...)