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Anthony Fauci, left, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, before testifying at a congressional hearing in March. Fauci has had a higher public profile during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, the role of public health workers is unrecognized

Those who work in the background to keep everyone healthy — public health nurses, health inspectors, laboratory techs and epidemiologists — deserve recognition in the fight against COVID-19.
Kenya’s government have issued a directive that people must wear masks while in public places. Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

How the Spanish flu affected Kenya – and its similarities to coronavirus

In Kenya, the Spanish flu caused various forms of social and economic disruption, ranging from social distancing to the suspension of nonessential services and widespread food shortages.
Indonesia needs to carry out rigorous contact tracing to make sure those who risk spreading the disease can be tested and isolated. Sipa USA Algi Febri Sugita / SOPA Images/

How social scientists in Indonesia can help epidemiologists do COVID-19 contact tracing

Social science researchers can help make sure contact tracing is carried out in all provinces in Indonesia.
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (pink dots) on a dying cell. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

What the coronavirus does to your body that makes it so deadly

The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads faster than the H1N1 influenza virus and is much deadlier. SARS-CoV-2 is particularly skilled at keeping cells from calling out for help.
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Who can get tested for coronavirus?

Western Australia is expanding its coronavirus testing criteria from today. So who can get tested in that state, and in other states and territories across Australia?

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