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Americans on coronavirus cruise ship barred from US after failed quarantine

China’s high smoking rate may be exacerbating the coronavirus outbreak

China’s sky-high smoking rate among men may help explain why they’re more susceptible to coronavirus infection and death.

The coronavirus picture gets clearer with updated infection, death numbers

Updated numbers and analysis from China's CDC provide a more nuanced picture of coronavirus infections and deaths.

Health Care Initiative Aims to Identify, Rescue Victims of Human Trafficking

An estimated 40 million people are trafficked around the world each year, says the leader of a group training health care providers to help identify... Read More The post Health Care Initiative Aims
Coronavirus outbreak on Diamond Princess hits 454; 14 infected Americans return
The coronavirus looks set to nix China’s biggest annual political gathering

The coronavirus looks set to nix China’s biggest annual political gathering

In the latest sign of just how abnormal life is in China right now, the country appears to be set to cancel part or all of Two Sessions annual political shindig.
Americans trapped on cruise ship with coronavirus get to go home

Americans trapped on cruise ship with coronavirus get to go home

Once back, the cruise passengers will be subject to a 14-day federal quarantine.

When innovation doesn’t equal improvement

And why Duke researchers blasted dummies.
How to Stop the Next Pandemic Before It Starts

How to Stop the Next Pandemic Before It Starts

It may be too late to contain the new coronavirus. But we can safeguard the world against the next one.

AstraZeneca stock slips on mixed earnings report and coronavirus uncertainty

Shares of British drug giant AstraZeneca fell nearly 4% in Friday trading on a mixed earnings report and coronavirus uncertainty in China.
Darpa Cranks Up Antibody Research to Stall Coronavirus

Darpa Cranks Up Antibody Research to Stall Coronavirus

It's not the same as a vaccine. But a shorter-lived antibody treatment may shield health workers and family members during the early days of an outbreak.
Three things the Chinese government tried to hide during the novel coronavirus outbreak

Three things the Chinese government tried to hide during the novel coronavirus outbreak

The everyday people of China didn't know just how serious the novel coronavirus was.
China: 116 new coronavirus deaths in Hubei

China: 116 new coronavirus deaths in Hubei

China's government health commission in Hubei province reported on Friday that the daily death toll from coronavirus rose by 116. The Hubei province health commission did not report the total number
Coronavirus outbreak hits 60,000 cases after reporting change

Coronavirus outbreak hits 60,000 cases after reporting change

To move faster, China stops relying on coronavirus lab tests in Hubei.

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19

“There is now ample evidence that this (quarantine) is not preventing the spread of cases within the ship and it is also is posing a risk of spread within the ship,” says Tom Inglesby, an infectious

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19

“There is now ample evidence that this (quarantine) is not preventing the spread of cases within the ship and it is also is posing a risk of spread within the ship,” says Tom Inglesby, an infectious
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario

Ontario has no new COVID-19 cases and its three confirmed patients are either cured or asymptomatic, public health officials say. The latest status report on novel coronavirus cases in the province
In business vs. coronavirus, coronavirus is winning

In business vs. coronavirus, coronavirus is winning

The outbreak could cost the global economy between $90 billion and $270 billion.