Ireland’s health minister, center, models social distancing at his nightly coronavirus press briefing March 27, 2020.
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When a government's health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
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Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
Scientists are better equipped to do ground-breaking research.
Africa is better prepared now to perform research in emerging infections than during the Ebola epidemics in West Africa.
COVID-19 public health measures are stalling economic activity.
Governments worldwide have put in place economic and tax relief measures to mitigate the impact on businesses and workers of drastic public health measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
It is important for information on the coronavirus to be put out in a balanced and fair manner.
Employees work on the production line of chloroquine phosphate, resumed after a 15-year break, in a pharmaceutical company in Nantong city in east China’s Jiangsu province Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
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To battle the coronavirus, strong regulatory protection from the FDA is essential.
Medical staff treating a critical patient with COVID-19 at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan, China.
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The principle of distributive justice will be stretched to its limits if the outbreak in South Africa mimics that in other settings.
A healthcare worker examining a pregnant woman.
Verbal and physical abuse appeared to be an expression of both helplessness and an exercise of power.
Child marriage is still a major issue in Nigeria
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Understanding the drivers of early childbearing in specific contexts is important for effective policy making.
Empty parking lots show social distancing’s costs. It could take time to see its benefits.
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COVID-19 has a long incubation time, and testing can take days to get results. Don't let continually rising case numbers make you give up on staying at home.
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Her commitment to the communities she was serving was unwavering. She ensured that research results were disseminated to communities before presenting at conferences.
South African Law Enforcement officers check movement papers during the country’s 21-day national total lockdown.
In any national health disaster calling individuals to voluntarily restrict their movements and interactions, the conflict between public interest and personal autonomy is bound to become messy.
Traditional approaches to biomedical research and development are costly and time consuming.
Crowdsourcing is a promising approach to biomedical research and development (R&D) and could produce solutions to pandemics like this one.
Indigenous people suffered greatly during the last global pandemic – the Spanish flu in 1918-19. They are vulnerable again because we still haven't addressed inequalities in our public health system.
Urban areas are a fertile ground for contagion
Densely populated urban areas are great drivers of economic development and innovation, but that also makes them a fertile ground for the spread of pandemics.
How are tests developed for a specific virus and how does a country get the test kits it needs?
An unemployed man in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, collects trash for resale before South Africa went into a Covid-19 lockdown.
The clock is ticking: in the absence of government support, not being able to work means waste reclaimers don't have money to buy food.
Makeshift hospital beds at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne during the influenza pandemic of 1919.
COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
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In reacting to the pandemic, architecture can reclaim its impact by conceding its loss of connection with public health, looking beyond Western thinking for its references.
How do you encourage people to date when social distancing? Apps are trying to figure it out.