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After early success, S. Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis

South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus: Quickly ramping up its testing, contact-tracing and quarantine efforts paid off when it weathered an early outbreak without the economic pain of a lockdown. ...


Politics affect public buy-in on COVID-19 vaccine, study shows

Public confidence in the safety and efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine will depend heavily on the political context in which a potential vaccine is approved and distributed, according to a new study by Yale researchers. 

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Austria hits new virus high as tourism concerns mount

Austria on Thursday recorded its highest ever one-day total of coronavirus infections despite measures taken in recent weeks to try to bring the pandemic under control.

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CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting—and then taking down—an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

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