23 Mar 2020

The Flu Pandemic Of 1918: Modern Parallels From A Century-Old Pandemic

The influenza pandemic of 1918 (also known as the Spanish flu, even though it didn’t

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18 Mar 2020

How Cities Around The World Are Handling COVID-19 – And Why We Need To Measure Their Preparedness

When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, cities are dual-edged. To be sure, cities are

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16 Mar 2020

Quarantines Have Tried To Keep Out Disease For Thousands Of Years

The recent global spread of a deadly coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has led world

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18 Feb 2020

Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Start In And Spread From The Edges Of Cities

Emerging infectious disease has much to do with how and where we live. The ongoing

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13 Feb 2020

We’re In Danger Of Drowning In A Coronavirus ‘Infodemic’. Here’s How We Can Cut Through The Noise

The novel coronavirus that has so far killed more than 1,100 people now has a

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07 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Fears: Should We Take A Deep Breath?

With a new infectious disease outbreak on our doorstep, we might ask ourselves: are we

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07 Feb 2020

A Plasma Reactor Zaps Airborne Viruses – And Could Help Slow The Spread Of Infectious Diseases

The big idea: It’s the enduring media image of infectious disease outbreaks, including the current

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05 Feb 2020

A Clue To Stopping Coronavirus: Knowing How Viruses Adapt From Animals To Humans

As the novel coronavirus death toll mounts, it is natural to worry. How far will

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04 Feb 2020

The Countries Best And Worst Prepared For A Pandemic

Pandemics are the largest killers of humankind throughout history. Right now, we are facing the

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04 Feb 2020

How Does The Wuhan Coronavirus Cause Severe Illness?

We usually think of viral respiratory infections, like the common cold, as mild nuisances that

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03 Feb 2020

The Simple Reason Why We Are Seeing More New Infectious Diseases Today

One would think that our world, compared to the past centuries where pandemics have killed

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03 Feb 2020

Wuhan, The Coronavirus And The World: Thinking Beyond Isolation

Public fear seems inevitable given the alarming updates on the coronavirus outbreak, and isolation —

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01 Feb 2020

Is The Coronavirus Outbreak As Bad As SARS Or The 2009 Influenza Pandemic? A Biologist Explains The Clues

As the new coronavirus continues to cross international borders, the two key questions on public

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01 Feb 2020

WHO Declares Global Health Emergency Over Coronavirus: 4 Questions Answered

The World Health Organization reversed course on Jan. 30 and declared the coronavirus a “Public

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31 Jan 2020

Fear Spreads Easily. That’s What Gives The Wuhan Coronavirus Economic Impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people

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30 Jan 2020

How Contagious Is The Wuhan Coronavirus And Can You Spread It Before Symptoms Start?

Cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have increased dramatically over the past week, prompting concerns about

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27 Jan 2020

What The Latest Coronavirus Tells Us About Emerging New Infections

Viruses are quick studies. They’re prolific at adapting to new environments and infecting new hosts.

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24 Jan 2020

Should We Be Worried About The New Wuhan Coronavirus?

The World Health Organisation has postponed its decision about whether to classify the new Wuhan

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10 Sep 2018

Flu Plane: Are We Really Ready For A Global Pandemic?

An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers

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