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We're all neighbors on our tiny globe. The poor and the rich and everyone in between. We'll explore the downs and ups of life in this global village.
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Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-28 11:01, modified at 13:11
A token of appreciation for medical staff who worked in Wuhan when coronavirus was at its peak is getting an icy reception on social media.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-27 21:31, modified at 21:53
Among the questions this week: Can you get COVID-19 more than once? What's the maximum surface area that can be treated with one disinfecting wipe?
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-27 13:28, modified at 20:54
NPR interviewed four residents of Wuhan who contracted the virus, recovered — but then had a retest that turned positive. What does that mean for China's recovery from COVID-19?
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-27 13:01, modified on 2020-03-28 14:03
"Case fatality rates have been very confusing," says Dr. Steven Lawrence, an infectious disease expert. Here's why.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-26 18:41, modified at 21:43
It's one of several places in Asia that did not use draconian lockdown strategies to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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They have seen patients who presented with these symptoms — then tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Now they're gathering data to see if they can prove that there is indeed a connection.
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Billions of Indians face a strict lockdown. Those in quarantine have their own set of concerns about unsafe conditions.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-25 18:13, modified at 21:44
As the virus makes copies of itself, errors may creep in, changing its genetic makeup. Researchers are trying to determine if the changes are significant.
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The co-founder of Partners in Health talks about the challenges facing already challenged health-care systems as coronavirus spreads.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-22 11:01, modified on 2020-03-25 21:44
Cancer makes you face your mortality. Add in coronavirus and there's even more stress. What do people with cancer need to get by? And what can they teach us about coping?
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Countries are doing everything from closing schools to banning weddings. But there is concern about the toll on fragile health-care systems, livelihoods and people with HIV, TB and malaria.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-20 20:51, modified on 2020-03-21 14:43
Each week we're answering pressing questions about the coronavirus pandemic. This week the topics range from outdoor exercise to ibuprofen.
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The hope is that a person who has recovered from COVID-19 would have some protection against reinfection in the future. Here's what researchers do — and don't — know.
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There are definitely similarities between COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus, and influenza. But there are critical differences as well, including the death rate.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-18 16:15, modified at 17:12
In Wuhan, China, most of the millions of people on lockdown have not gotten sick from COVID-19. But worries and isolation can affect their mental health.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-18 10:43, modified at 16:26
Developments on the ground in the past 24 hours come as the worldwide total of confirmed infections edged toward 200,000, with some 8,000 dead from COVID-19.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-17 20:16, modified at 21:05
Yes, you can sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Or the ABC song. And you'll hit the recommended time for effective hand-washing. But why stop there? Our readers have groovy musical alternatives.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-17 16:03, modified at 17:58
A virus first identified in December has altered daily life and public spaces around the globe. These images capture scenes from this unnerving era.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-03-17 14:28, modified at 19:42
The virus pandemic comes at a vulnerable time for the Britain's overburdened public health care system.
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The European Union's extraordinary measure reverses an earlier reluctance by member states and follow suit with the U.S., which has banned non-citizens from EU countries.