Questions remain about COVID-19 infection, transmission, treatment and recovery. Here are answers to some common questions about the coronavirus pandemic.
More countries on the African continent must urgently get involved in clinical trials so that the data collected will accurately represent the continent at a genetic level.
This fifth weekly column by our team of international health editors highlights more of the recently published articles from The Conversation’s global network.
It takes a period of mental adjustment to get over such big changes but optimism and structure could help.
Research indicates people would be willing to give up privacy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
History shows us that when police forces apply the rules unevenly, some groups are hit harder than others.
Several groups of people are at high risk of hardship, especially those who have effectively become unemployed because of the lockdown.
Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.
A market closure is different to a recession.
Distancing measures are not enough.
The CDC now recommends that everyone wear a face covering when they go into a public place. But there's confusion about why and if this protects the wearer, people around them or both.
Social media analysts are seeing some alarming trends on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms as the new coronavirus spreads.
Doctors are being forced to make difficult choices regarding who gets ventilators in this pandemic. An expert argues why this has parallels with choices soldiers have to make during wartime.
Isolation. Despair. Facing our demons. What does the most-translated novel tell us about living with COVID-19?
The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly mutating. What do these mutations reveal about this virus's evolution? And will this knowledge help us to develop a long-lasting vaccine?
Cooped up with a partner and nowhere to go to break it up? Coronavirus social distancing... or another day in retirement? Research on older couples holds tips for everyone else on how to deal.
Like conspiracy theories, pandemics are about an invisible and powerful enemy hiding among us.
With events cancelled, charity shops closed and finances stalling, charities in the UK are being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.
Asylum seekers rely on informal networks which struggle to operate under social distancing rules.
The head lice drug Ivermectin has stopped SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from replicating in lab tests. But we don't know if it will work as a treatment for people with coronavirus.