Why Belgium’s Death Rate Is So High: It Counts Lots Of Suspected COVID-19 Cases

President Trump speaks as he points to China on a chart showing death rates per 100,000 inhabitants during a coronavirus task force briefing on April 18. Belgium surged to the top of the chart because authorities are including all […]

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Coronavirus ‘is the Big One … I hope never to see bigger’: Harvard epidemiologist

Dr. Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard epidemiologist, talks about coming stressors on the health care system from coronavirus and loosening control measures. USA TODAY When will social distancing end? Will opening up contribute to second wave of disease? Scientist Marc Lipsitch answers our questions. As daily coronavirus-related deaths reached new […]

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Rapid COVID-19 escalation pushes world past 900,000 cases

As the global total passed 900,000 COVID-19 cases today, the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said he is deeply concerned about the rapid escalation in cases and the wide reach of the virus, which now threatens to bear down on low-income countries with fragile health systems. Spurred mainly by […]

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Why Everything Is Closing For Coronavirus: It’s Called ‘Flattening The Curve’

Closing areas like parks is an essential part of the social distancing needed to slow the COVID-19 … [+] When organizers cancelled SXSW —the huge music/film/tech/education festival-conference that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to Austin, Texas every March—it was only a matter of time before the other dominoes […]

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The Curve Is Not Flat Enough

An intensive-care unit for COVID-19 patients at an Italian hospital Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here . Two weeks ago, a man came to an emergency room in New York with pain in the lower-right quadrant […]

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Areas with presumed community transmission of COVID-19, as of 25 February 2020

ECDC’s assessment of 25 February 2020 has identified areas with presumed community transmission for the purpose of identifying suspected cases requiring diagnostic testing according to the case definition . This list will be reviewed regularly. Country/Area China Widespread Iran** Localised or low level Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto)** Localised […]

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