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No evidence of children passing on COVID-19 to relatives, says Icelandic study

May 12, 2020 12:31 pm

The study’s outcome appears to indicate that reopening schools would be safe


Have we been fighting a very different disease to China?

May 4, 2020 8:56 am

New research on mutations of the virus suggests so


Could the lockdown have side-effects no one has considered?

April 29, 2020 11:24 pm

This virus is still evolving


COVID-19 vs the American spirit of resistance

April 27, 2020 7:04 am

Americans are polarized in their attitudes to risk

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The contenders — and challenges — in the race to cure COVID

April 22, 2020 11:58 pm

There are reasons to be optimistic about the therapies being tested

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We are about to find out how robust civilization is

March 19, 2020 11:03 am

The hardships ahead will be like nothing we have ever known

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What have we learned since the swine flu outbreak?

March 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Trump’s national emergency declaration shows what we’ve learned since H1N1


In coronavirus quarantine

February 25, 2020 10:19 am

House arrest in China could be worse


Is China hiding how bad the coronavirus is?

February 8, 2020 4:32 pm

When an authoritarian regime controls all media outlets and arrests anyone who talks outside the party line, truth is hard to discover


There’s no need to panic about coronavirus

January 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Nasty bugs derived from Chinese livestock markets never fail to whip up mass hysteria