The consequences will be far more severe and long lasting in poorer countries.
The pandemic is increasing society’s reliance on digital connections.
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Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
In Wuhan more than 1800 teams of epidemiologists, with a minimum of five people per team, traced tens of thousands of contacts a day.
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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.
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The molecular based tests used to detect SARS-CoV-2 are very specific but can take two to three days to process and produce a result.
A National Youth Service Corps member leaves the orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja, following an order by the Nigerian government to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
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What is needed is the calm implementation of a clear and effective strategy.
Is that online order real or counterfeit?
The recent seizures of counterfeit testing kits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the counterfeiters have begun to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis.
Pence and Trump attend a coronavirus task force briefing.
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The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.
Canadians can look to their national sport for lessons in responding to COVID-19.
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Lessons learned from Canada's favourite game can offer some wisdom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Initiatives to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 are under way. But how far away are they?
Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, taking part at a video conference in extraordinary virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit at the Chigi Palace in Rome.
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Already, we have seen a range of responses globally - from countries that apparently reacted too late, to those who acted relatively early.
Doctors Without Borders supporters march in protest to the American Consulate in Johannesburg in 2012 over lack of funding to fight HIV.
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Very little is known about the relationship between COVID-19 and HIV and TB. What is known is that people's lungs are affected by all three.
The immediate need to “track and trace” infections for public health purposes poses an unprecedented challenge to privacy.
Fluorescence microscopy of mycobacteria.
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Scientists need greater understanding of the bacterium's basic biology, as well as more about how it is spread from one individual to the next.
HIV activists in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa in 2004. Solidarity and organisation were key in fighting HIV stigma.
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The agents causing illness do not care for our assumptions about our alleged superiority on the planet, nor do they discriminate.
The Plague of Athens.
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The Greeks treated their city-states like bodies. To protect them from disasters, it was the poor that were often sacrificed.
Health care systems around the world are ramping up their response to the spread of COVID-19, like this hospital in Washington state.
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Citizens around the world look warily at the rates of illnesses and deaths at home and abroad as the economic effects of COVID-19 start to hit.
A deserted street in Cairo after the government ordered the closure of shops, restaurants and cafes.
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Social distancing is impossible in much of Africa, and its economic consequences may lead to a famine that is worse than the pandemic. Prevention measures must consider the African context.
Don't want to shake hands, but don't want to cause offence? Just smile, have a short sentence ready in advance, and make sure the other person knows you care about their feelings.
Covid-19 awareness event at a government hospital in Siliguri, Bengal on 21 February 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic must be managed in India in a tense economic context and with a largely privatised health system.