The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic is undergoing extensive genetic analysis around the world to understand its origin and evolution.
There's no shortage of myths, scams and spurious claims circulating about coronavirus.
The face mask shortage shows how governments can either work together with global supply chains in positive ways or revert to state-centric policies that prevent us from dealing with COVID-19.
As response to COVID-19 moves from a learning phase to an operational phase, lessons from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic can inform Canada's action plan.
It took decades for scientists to recognize HIV/AIDS as a new disease, and years longer to mobilize an effective response with broad public support. Will the US do better against novel coronavirus?
Non-essential mass gatherings of 500 people or more are banned from today. Here's why that's a good idea.
As the new coronavirus has spread around the world, sporting matches and events have been staged behind closed doors, postponed and increasingly cancelled outright.
Many homeless people already have compromised immune systems. They are targets -- and conduits -- for COVID-19.
Not everyone who wants a telehealth consultation with their doctor over the next six months will be eligible for one.
How do we develop new drugs quickly yet safely? How prepared are we to give up some personal freedoms? And how do we allocate scarce resources? These are just some of the tough questions we face.
Don't count on it, says virologist.
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.
An effective vaccine against lies, spin and confusion.
Hand washing is a tried and true, scientifically proven preventive strategy that reduces the likelihood of transmitting both viral and bacterial borne diseases.
Coronavirus cases are slowly rising in Australia. We have a good system of testing possible cases and surveilling the population for people who don't know they have it. But there's more we could do.
COVID-19 has now been confirmed in New Zealand in one case, but as yet, there is no evidence of transmission to others. Pandemic planning is focused on keeping the novel coronavirus out.
Children who get the coronavirus often show mild symptoms and some have none at all. But they can still carry and transmit the virus.
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?
Scientists are pursuing several different avenues to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, but the process could take years.