Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heading off the next pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it's expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one.

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China shows off COVID-19 vaccines for first time

China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic.

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Investors pan for gold in rush for coronavirus vaccine

With the race on to find a coronavirus vaccine, the biotech sector—from an investor's point of view—appears to be the new gold rush, promising often giddy returns, but analysts warn that the exuberance could be exaggerated.

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China's ground zero reports virus infections (Update)

China reported a new cluster of coronavirus cases in Wuhan Monday after a month without fresh infections at the pandemic's global epicentre, as a northeastern city was placed under lockdown.

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Spaniards flock outdoors as European countries ease lockdowns

Spaniards took to the streets to jog, cycle and rollerskate for the first time following 48 days of confinement on Saturday as some European nations cautiously eased coronavirus lockdowns while Russia reported a sudden surge ...

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Hopes rise in virus battle as US scientists hail drug trial

US scientists have hailed a potential breakthrough in the coronavirus fight after a trial showed patients responding to an antiviral drug, fueling global hopes for a return to normal despite mounting deaths and abysmal economic ...

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Coronavirus exposes 'weaknesses' in health systems: G20

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed "systemic weaknesses" in global health systems, the G20 said Monday, but there was no mention of Washington's contentious decision to halt World Health Organization funding.

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Spain eases lockdown as hopes of pandemic peak rise

Spain reopened parts of its coronavirus-stricken economy on Monday as slowing death tolls in some of the worst-hit countries boosted hopes the curve may be starting to flatten and lockdown restrictions could soon be eased.

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