China's leader is facing one of the greatest challenges of his presidency. But the extent of China’s controls almost rule out monumental change – or Xi taking accountability for his mistakes.
Increases in human density and mobility make the latest coronavirus a serious threat to human health.
China needs to tell the world what is going on in its detention camps in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Understanding the many factors that may play a role in spillover of pathogens from bats to humans requires systematic surveillance of bat populations.
While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history shows that doing so can have serious consequences for the people that live there.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 underscores the need to study urban growth to understand the spread and control of future epidemics.
Thousands of Chinese producers are at risk of going bust as a result of the outbreak.
Sensationalist media coverage of the novel coronavirus risks spreading fear rather than keeping the public informed.
Michelle Grattan talks with Deputy Vice Chancellor Geoff Crisp about the week in politics, including the "sports rorts" affair, the future of Michael McCormack and the corona virus travel ban.
The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.
Researchers around the world are working together to control the coronavirus outbreak, now known as COVID-19. This is what's behind the global effort to develop a vaccine.
There's no evidence the new coronavirus is airborne. It appears to spread by larger droplets, direct contact and contaminated surfaces or objects.
Quarantines and shutdowns in China will have far-reaching effects due to the country's key position in global supply chains
What's the best way to tackle coronavirus myths and misinformation if they come up in everyday conversation?
The prevalence of racism and scapegoating in the face of catastrophes and disasters has a much longer history than the new coronavirus outbreak.
Poor communication and misinformation is yet another way an epidemic can cause harm. So it's important health authorities get their messaging right.
Frontier research initiatives to tackle the 2019 coronavirus seem to be dominated by institutions in China, the US, Japan and labs across Europe. Very little seem to be coming form Indonesia.
While US residents may feel safe from the effects of the coronavirus, the aftershocks could be damaging in unexpected ways. The disruption to China's supply chain could cause drug shortages.
A new tool has been developed to track the history of the novel coronavirus and other recent outbreaks.
As the Fed warns of the risks posed by the new coronavirus, a supply chain expert explains how the outbreak could harm companies and the economy.