Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The importance of timing in restrictive confinement

COVID-19 is revealing invisible ingredients in our contact networks—breath, touching, and physical surfaces. Understanding these networks is key to assessing how infectious diseases spread and how measures to extinguish ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York mobilizes against onslaught from the virus

Just days after New York leaders ordered people to stay home, authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster Wednesday, with the city's emergence as the nation's biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning ...

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Mali declares first coronavirus cases

Mali announced its first two cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday, to fears that the war-torn and impoverished West African state will struggle to handle an outbreak.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

War-torn Libya reports first coronavirus case

Libya has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus, a particular source of concern in the North African country where civil war has badly degraded the public healthcare system.

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Online misinformation about COVID-19 can take many forms

Can spraying chlorine on your body prevent you from contracting the novel coronavirus? Is COVID-19 only as severe as the common flu? A number of stories containing inaccurate or misleading information about COVID-19 have ...

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How coronavirus measures have worked around the world

One month after the coronavirus pandemic was declared a "public health emergency of international concern", it is now causing disruption all round the world on an unprecedented scale. National governments have taken different ...

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