If the COVID-19 outbreak becomes a pandemic, there will be many difficult ethical decisions for health services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exotic and sensational depictions of Chinese “wet markets” may prevent a proper and efficient understanding of how viral diseases emerge.
China’s strategy to contain the coronavirus just might work because of the way cities and infrastructure have been developed.
The 1918 Spanish Flu, the 1957-1958 Asian Flu and the 2001-2002 SARS pandemic give us a frame of reference.
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.
Scientists identify the risk of bat flu spreading to humans.
A bit of humility can go a long way.
We commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1, but victims of a more deadly threat are rarely remembered. Let’s change that.
Recent findings say that sitting around is a ‘first world’ problem. In reality, it’s a bit more complicated than that.
In the event of pandemic flu, poor countries will suffer the most.
For nearly 50 years academic and popular writers ignored the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. A hundred years later, historians can’t get enough of it.
It’s not a matter of if, but when, the next deadly pandemic will strike. Will the world be ready?