Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World virus cases top 6 mn as Brazil toll surges

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has topped six million as the disease spread rapidly across Latin America and political leaders feuded over how to deal with the pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

German virus 'guru' in crosshairs of lockdown critics

One of Germany's top virologists has become a hate figure for conspiracy theorists and the anti-lockdown movement, leading to an ugly spat with the country's top-selling newspaper and exposing a growing rift over scientists' ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists call for a contact tracing app regulator

Rolling out contact-tracing apps for COVID-19 without considering their wide ethical and social implications can be "dangerous, costly and useless," argue four digital-ethics experts in a Comment piece in Nature.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can we apply these lessons from South Korea to vanquish COVID-19?

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who ...

Health

What have we learned about intimate partner violence?

As many states issued stay-at-home orders to contain the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S., police in some areas noticed a spike in reports of domestic violence. Jennifer Hardesty and Brian Ogolsky, both professors of human ...

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