It's based on a combination of mathematical modelling, computer simulation and historical data from other pandemics.
Aboriginal people are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 than non-Aboriginal people. But plans to protect remote communities and keep the virus out are progressing too slowly.
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.
Scientists need to close the knowledge gap around COVID-19 and the virus that causes it.
The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
African countries need to strengthen their capacity for identifying new cases.
Humans are innately social, so periods of enforced quarantine or isolation will be a challenge. But there are some things we can do to ensure being isolated doesn't translate to feeling lonely.
The death rate from coronavirus starts to increase for those aged 50 and over and rises to almost 15% for over-80s.
The food we eat influences our bodies' immune responses to infection. So focusing on nutrition is one thing we can do to help protect ourselves in the face of the coronavirus threat.
It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains this phenomenon, and how to keep it in check.
Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these crazy coronavirus times.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don't always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
It needs to contain at least 60% alcohol content to be effective.
With no vaccines or treatments, the fight against coronavirus comes down to this behavioral technique. A physician explains how it works.
The reason we're seeing widespread panic around the coronavirus is probably because there are so many unknowns. But taking some simple steps can help us keep our anxiety under control.
Several questions about the origin of the outbreak remain with no clear data on what this was or if it was an animal source.
A molecular biologist explains who should get tested, how the tests work and what the US government is doing to make tests available during a rapidly changing crisis.
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.
Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.
Health-care workers are our most valuable asset in an outbreak. We must protect them as best we can.