COVID-19 outbreak: MERS & SARS had higher fatality rates
In the first large analysis of more than 44,000 cases from China, the death rate was 10 times higher in the very elderly compared to the middle-aged.
How Asia rose to the covid challenge
In a little over 2 months, covid travelled from China to 125 countries, and killed more than 4,000 peopl...
How China's old habits kept the world in the dark even as killer epidemic grew
The government’s initial handling of the epidemic allowed the ...
History repeats itself: World failed to learn lessons for coronavirus fight from SARS and MERS outbreak
SARS and MERS demonstrated the global health threat posed by coronaviruses.
How long can coronavirus live on surfaces or in the air?
The virus lives longest on plastic and steel, surviving for up to 72 hours.
Corona will live through summer in India, reappear: WHO
Researchers said the new virus, against which there is no natural immunity yet in humans, could continue to spread within populations via respiratory droplets and close contact.
Researchers have identified potential target for antiviral treatment for COVID-19
The scientists assessed the intricate procedure of membrane fusion in the viruses, which they said is a critical part of the mechanism by which coronaviruses spread.
Wet markets important risk factor for disease spread: UN biodiversity chief
Wild animals sold in the Huanan Seafood Market are believed to be the source of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 82,000 lives worldwide so far. The Huanan market was closed after the virus outbreak in China in December last year.
Coronavirus detected in Wuhan in late December: China
Since the coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic has killed 3,331 people in China with the number of infections rising to 81,740, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday. A total of 1,299 patients are still being treated, while 77,078 patients have been discharged after recovery.
Covid-19: Highly contagious but less fatal than other viruses
While the number of Covid-19 cases is stabilising, experts say behaviour of virus cannot be foreseen.
Oxford university begins enrolling over 500 volunteers for coronavirus vaccine trial
The researchers, working in an “unprecedented” vaccine development effort to prevent COVID-19, said they have started screening healthy volunteers (aged 18-55) from Friday for their upcoming trial in the Thames Valley Region of England. The vaccine based on an adenovirus vaccine vector and the SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 spike protein is already in production.
6 reasons why coronaviruses are so bad and 1 reason to not panic
In the past two decades, coronaviruses have produced three deadly global epidemics.
Coronavirus a product of natural evolution, not lab made: Study
The analysis of public genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or otherwise engineered.
US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine: Officials
The vaccine is called mRNA-1273 and was developed by the NIAID scientists and their collaborators at the biotechnology company Moderna, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
ET Explains: Everything you need to know about the novel coronavirus
The deadly outbreak has claimed lives of over 52,000 people and infected nearly 1,000,000 globally. The WHO has declared it a pandemic.
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