Scientists exploring the possibility of an animal origin for Covid-19 are still investigating the missing link between bats and human beings.
Chinese novelist Murong Xuecun infiltrated Wuhan in April 2020 to gather its citizens’ stories from the first days of coronavirus: from the doctor who first warned of a new disease, to a taxi driver.
Social scientists find that using geography-related names or racialized framing around the coronavirus in even one news story can trigger racist stereotypes and biases.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care.
Since the WHO’s investigation earlier this year, several papers have come to the same conclusion regarding the likely origins of SARS-CoV-2. Yet progress is too slow.
A new wave of political dissenters is emerging in China – and being repressed.
Bat hosts, lab leaks – tracing SARS-CoV-2 to its origins involves more than just tracking down patient zero.
The lab accident theory of the origins of Covid-19 has gained traction in recent months. We need a proper investigation to find out what really happened.
Does it matter where COVID came from? In the ongoing war of words between the US and China, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’.
A more coordinated effort by scientists, stakeholders and community members will be required to stop the next deadly virus that’s already circulating in our midst.
We need to re-analyse data from China and look further afield if we are to have a more complete picture of what happened in 2019. Just keep the politics out of it.
The virus responsible for Covid-19 can infect different species and scientists are still looking for the animal that provided the link. All eyes are turning to mink farming.
Much has been said of the politics surrounding the mission to investigate the viral origins of COVID-19. So it’s easy to forget that behind these investigations are real people.
Interim findings from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response paint a bleak picture of global failure. If things don’t improve, a future pandemic could be truly catastrophic.
Controlling transmission isn’t as straightforward as simply replicating China’s policies in the west.
Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.
Dark tourism can help shine a commemorative light on the pandemic that has gripped society.
According to a recently conducted survey, Chinese citizens hold very high levels of satisfaction with the performance of their national government during the pandemic.
Vietnam is one of the poorest nations in Asia, yet it has had remarkably few Covid-19 cases. In part, the country’s limited resources led to a cautious, proactive approach.
Fang Fang publicly diarised the Wuhan lockdown in realtime. Now, her WeChat diaries are being published in English.