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Innovation, Research

Coronavirus ‘likely’ to have come from animals — not a lab, WHO says

April 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

Evidence suggests the coronavirus originated in bats in China in late 2019 and was not manipulated or made in a laboratory, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. The comment from the United Nation’s health agency comes after President Donald […]


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses China of setting back coronavirus prevention efforts

March 6, 2020

Via: CNBC

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday blamed China for putting the U.S. “behind the curve” in trying to contain the coronavirus outbreak. In a CNBC interview, Pompeo said it has proven “incredibly frustrating” to work with the Chinese government […]


Innovation, Research

Chinese scientists identify two types of the coronavirus — with faster spread of the more aggressive kind

March 4, 2020

Via: CNBC

Researchers in China have found that two different types of the new coronavirus could be causing infections worldwide. In a preliminary study published Tuesday, scientists at Peking University’s School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai found that […]


Regulatory

The First Signs Are Emerging That China’s Coronavirus Containment Could Be Working

February 11, 2020

Via: Time Health

The number of new coronavirus infections is continuing to increase daily, but in Hubei province, where the first cases of the virus appeared in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, there are emerging signs that strict control measures implemented by […]


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How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus

February 7, 2020

Via: Time Health

“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. […]


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Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get

February 4, 2020

Via: Time Health

It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from […]


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What Governments Must Do To Deliver An Anti Coronavirus Drug Within Months

January 31, 2020

Via: Forbes

The world needs an anti coronavirus drug as soon as possible—and there is something the United States government can do right now to achieve that. STAT News recently reported that most big pharma companies have been reluctant to join the […]


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Panic buying of face masks is unwarranted and could pose risks for health workers, experts say

January 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

Epidemiologists and infectious diseases experts have cautioned against panic as the number of cases linked to the new coronavirus in China continues to rise. Some warn that the widespread scramble for face masks is unwarranted. In fact, they cautioned that […]


Regulatory

First Middle East cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UAE

January 29, 2020

Via: CNBC

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The first cases of the deadly coronavirus in the Middle East have been confirmed in the United Arab Emirates, the country’s Ministry of Health and Community Protection said in a statement Wednesday. The infected patients […]


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Swiss pharmaceutical giant warns finding a coronavirus vaccine will take ‘over a year’

January 29, 2020

Via: CNBC

The chief executive of Novartis believes it will take at least 12 months to find a new vaccine to treat the coronavirus, with the fast-spreading nature of the outbreak a threat that must be taken “really seriously.” China’s National Health […]


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Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan

January 27, 2020

Via: Time Health

(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its […]


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‘The worst has yet to come,’ analyst says of China coronavirus outbreak

January 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

The severity of the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that’s claimed more than a dozen lives is still unknown, and the extent of its spread will only be clearer after the Lunar New Year holidays, said David Roche of […]