A molecular biologist explains who should get tested, how the tests work and what the US government is doing to make tests available during a rapidly changing crisis.
Best-case estimates suggest 40 million American adults may come down with COVID-19. But an epidemiologist explains why now is not the time to just give up.
Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.
Health-care workers are our most valuable asset in an outbreak. We must protect them as best we can.
There are many questions left unanswered because the outbreak is still in an early stage.
A psychologist explains how to get a grip on anxiety triggered by COVID-19.
From the neighborhood to the newsroom to the White House, nobody stays silent during a health emergency. These terms are often mixed up, and it matters who is using them and when.
By providing users with pertinent and reliable disaster-related information, Twitter has the potential to reduce the impact of a disaster. So why aren't public organizations using it properly?
A key component of how the coronavirus could be spreading is the environment.
There are three phases to Australia's response plan. The 'Initial Action' stage, the 'Targeted Action' stage, and finally, the 'Standdown' stage. Right now, we're in the first.
Scientists are pursuing several different avenues to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, but the process could take years.
Quarantine measures on the Diamond Princess cruise ship weren't effective, suggests new data. So Australian passengers without symptoms are going into quarantine again.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 underscores the need to study urban growth to understand the spread and control of future epidemics.
The prevalence of racism and scapegoating in the face of catastrophes and disasters has a much longer history than the new coronavirus outbreak.
Epidemiologists want to quickly identify any emerging disease's potential to spread far and wide. Dependent on a number of factors, this R0 number helps them figure that out and plan accordingly.
We have a strong tendency to overreact emotionally and underreact behaviourally to news of infectious diseases.
The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy.
Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the 2019-nCoV outbreak, is now under lockdown. What does that mean for its 11 million citizens, and for the rest of the world?
The declaration does not mean the risk to Canadians has changed, but it does mean Canada must step up to help those countries with weaker heath-care systems.
China's coronavirus outbreak is stoking fears that it could become the next great global pandemic. As the World Health Organization declares a global emergency, it's also fanning a pandemic of fear.