Coronavirus seems to be on a collision course with the US economy and its 12-year bull market.
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An economist explains how a virus like COVID-19 could disrupt the US economy – and why it's too soon to freak out just yet.
Hyunday’s five-factory complex at Ulsan, South Korea, which can make 1.4 million vehicles a year, fell silent on February 7 because of a lack of parts caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
As the human costs of the Covid-19 virus epidemic continue to rise, the virus is also taking its toll on global economy, with disrupted supply chains across a wide variety of industries.
Bill Chen at San Francisco International Airport after arriving on a flight from Shanghai. Chen said his temperature was screened at the Shanghai airport before he departed.
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Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.
If the COVID-19 outbreak becomes a pandemic, there will be many difficult ethical decisions for health services.
Residents of Hong Kong wear masks as they make their commutes.
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The tremendous costs of COVID-19 show why the world needs to do a better job preventing epidemics from occurring – or at least mitigate the impact.
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Sensationalist media coverage of the novel coronavirus risks spreading fear rather than keeping the public informed.
What's the best way to tackle coronavirus myths and misinformation if they come up in everyday conversation?
Poor communication and misinformation is yet another way an epidemic can cause harm. So it's important health authorities get their messaging right.
Flight attendants check temperatures of passengers aboard an Air China flight from Melbourne to Beijing on Feb. 4, 2020.
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The World Health Organization has said the coronavirus is not yet a pandemic. That raises a question: just what is a pandemic? An expert explains.
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from an infected cell (yellow-green).
The Trump administration has cut funding for infectious disease research and reduced high-level staffing for global health security, leaving the nation less prepared for major outbreaks.
Wuhan University Sakura Castle, one of the oldest in China with the city in the backdrop. December 2018.
The strong crisis management in Wuhan will probe the capacity of the Chinese government to prepare adequately for pandemic and may test Xi's rule.
Woman walks past the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.
Exotic and sensational depictions of Chinese “wet markets” may prevent a proper and efficient understanding of how viral diseases emerge.
Body temperature being checked at the exit of a railway station in Fuyang, Anhui province, China, January 29 2020.
China’s strategy to contain the coronavirus just might work because of the way cities and infrastructure have been developed.
The Wuhan Jinyintan hospital is bearing the brunt. Based on what we know so far, the economic impact will be limited.
The 1918 Spanish Flu, the 1957-1958 Asian Flu and the 2001-2002 SARS pandemic give us a frame of reference.
Masks are selling out in Singapore amid concerns about the Wuhan virus.
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The World Health Organization decided that the coronavirus outbreak in China is not a public health emergency of international concern. At least, not at the moment.
Wildlife trade is a threat to human health.
Little yellow-shouldered bat.
Scientists identify the risk of bat flu spreading to humans.
Young boy receiving polio vaccine.
A bit of humility can go a long way.
Women were at the forefront of managing the influenza pandemic.
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