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.
Waitress Casey Stewart works at two restaurants, at least one which may have to close for at least a week or more.
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Service workers are some of the most at risk of both the coronavirus and financial woes.
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (pink dots) on a dying cell.
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The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads faster than the H1N1 influenza virus and is much deadlier. SARS-CoV-2 is particularly skilled at keeping cells from calling out for help.
What’s got four legs, a wet nose and can help us laugh through the crisis?
It isn't wrong to laugh at coronavirus comedy. Rather a chortle here and there will help us through the crisis, and it may even help spread vital information and give comfort to those in need.
Members of the South Korean peacekeeping unit at their base in the city of Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan in July 2015.
The country has suspended the rotation of peacekeeping troops in a move to manage the pandemic.
A visitor sanitises hands before entering a state hospital at Yaba, Lagos. Hospitals like this are likely to suffer power cuts as lock down force Nigerians to stay at home and consume more power.
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Effective public health response to a pandemic, depends on the availability of a stable power supply system.
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
Pick the mindset that makes you better able to respond.
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A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
Uber drivers have fewer labor rights than most full-time employees.
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A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
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.
Screen time can benefit children over age two if it’s the right kinds of programming.
With parents trying to work from home while schools and daycare services are closed, some children may get more screen time than usual during COVID-19 social distancing.
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.
People visiting Japan’s famous cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo, on March 22.
You don't have to believe the official figures to realise that the rate of spread of the virus in Japan has been slower than in other countries.
Don't just sit there. It's easy to get some exercise in your daily routine if you're stuck at home.
Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.
After two decades of constant turmoil, is it anyone wonder people are struggling to manage their behaviour in the fight against coronavirus?
U.S. officials risk public health by equating COVID-19 with places far from home.
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Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.
The pandemic has made us into breaking news junkies.
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The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.
A nursing home resident who tested positive for the virus visits through the window with her daughter.
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Different demographics are more or less vulnerable to serious complications from the coronavirus. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
It’s not always easy to get them to wash their hands.
With schools closing, it is important that we nurture the mental health of children - even if we are unable to hug them.