Social distancing is vital to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But it doesn't have to be purely physical - we can separate ourselves in time too, by staggering our daily routines.
Predicting how a virus will spread — and its effects — relies on mathematically sound and accurate models that account for factors like weather patterns and human behaviour.
Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.
Initiatives to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 are under way. But how far away are they?
Could the 1889-1890 pandemic have been the result of cow coronaviruses jumping to humans?
The immediate need to “track and trace” infections for public health purposes poses an unprecedented challenge to privacy.
Travel bans, social distancing and testing can all be effective against COVID-19.
Usually when a leader handles a crisis poorly, it's politically costly. But President Trump's mishandling of the coronavirus crisis is not likely to hurt him, says an expert on health crises.
From China and South Korea to Italy and the US, different countries are taking very different approaches to COVID-19 – with varying degrees of success.
There is no evidence that the coronavirus has evolved into a deadlier strain. It is almost certainly less lethal than initially reported, but that might mean there are more cases than we realised.
Canadians have a reputation for compassion; in the current COVID-19 pandemic, this means helping each other by staying away.
The risks to individuals vary hugely with age.
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.
Machine learning technology was first to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus. Its success illustrates how AI is boosting epidemiology.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 underscores the need to study urban growth to understand the spread and control of future epidemics.
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.
The novel coronavirus spreading outward from Wuhan, China, will get an assist from a subset of infected people who transmit it to many others.
Starting Feb. 6, 2020, California farmers will be barred from using chlorpyrifos on their crops. The Trump administration says more study is needed, but other states are also moving ahead.
Scientists who were appointed to advise the EPA on air pollution kept meeting independently after the agency dissolved their panel. They say current regulations aren't strict enough.
A new study has found a link between being born by caesarean section and having a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. But there's no evidence caesarean sections cause them.