The extensive use of epidemiological surveillance, isolation and quarantine surrounding coronavirus infections in Shenzhen (China) in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak allowed researchers to estimate important characteristics of this disease.
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The coronavirus pandemic presents an immense challenge to the elderly population and those who care for them. We speak to Teena Chopra (Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University; MI, USA) about her observations regarding COVID-19 infection in the nursing home, including testing strategies, atypical presentation and the future requirements for a robust pandemic response.
As a result of the the pandemic we face, life-and-death choices will be made and often, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to make objective and informed recommendations. This editorial explores the challenges faced by healthcare systems, and how AI and machine learning can improve decision-making.
As the coronavirus surges across the globe, diagnostic testing comes into its own, as researchers unite to confront, delay and stop its spread. In the absence of either proven effective therapy or a vaccine, diagnostic testing becomes a valuable tool.
It’s a commonly known fact that the current global pandemic caused by the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. Over the first 50 days, a series of control measures were implemented to impede the spread, but were these measures effective?
There has been much contention regarding how the deadly COVID-19 pandemic originated. The first reported case of the disease was in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). The virus – SARS-CoV-2 – is believed to have been passed from animals to humans, but new data reveals pangolins could be linked to COVID-19 transmission.
Upon investigating links between the risk of malaria in developing countries and the products demanded by consumers worldwide, researchers have estimated that a significant fraction of the malaria risk in deforestation hotspots is driven by the international trade of products.
The media are uniquely placed to impact what the public think and feel. During outbreaks what challenges are facing journalists? Editor, Martha Powell, asks how we can ensure we’re undertaking reporting responsibly?