SARS-CoV-2: A New Song Recalls an Old Melody.

Abstract The viruses causing the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003 and current COVID-19 pandemic are related betacoronaviruses. What insights were learned from SARS that can inform SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development? Focusing on important lessons from SARS vaccine development and two SARS […]

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India’s coronavirus lockdown is bringing out the worst in its police force

Salt to wound. Sonu Shah was, till a few days ago, among the thousands of essential service providers keeping India going amid an unprecedented, debilitating lockdown of the country. On March 26, he was shot. Local policemen fired at his foot after Shah, a pickup truck driver ferrying potatoes […]

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From SARS to Avian Influenza: A witness to history reflects on the first epidemics of the 21st-century

When the first whispers of a new virus emerged from Wuhan, China late last year the situation was on my radar. I lived in China for many years, and had the misfortune to experience the conditions of SARS in 2003, the H5N1 Avian Flu in 2005, and the H1N1 […]

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Coronavirus: What you need to know to prepare for a covid-19 pandemic

Hand-washing can help you avoid catching the coronavirus Tetra Images, LLC / Alamy With coronavirus outbreaks in Europe and the Middle East , the covid-19 virus appears to be going pandemic . As public concern increases worldwide, unscientific and unreliable advice on how to protect yourself is now rife, […]

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