As some governments prepare for COVID-19 booster shots targeting more infectious virus variants, health authorities say it’s too early to tell if they will be required.
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The hunt for COVID-19’s origins has become increasingly political amid criticism that the Chinese government hasn’t been open and transparent.
Scientists are calling for ventilation systems to be overhauled like public water supplies were in the 1800s after fetid pipes were found to harbor cholera.
The international system remains unfit to avoid another disease spiraling into one that matches COVID-19, an independent review has found.
Findings from experts convened by the World Health Organization and the Chinese government are expected to show parallels to the spawning in 2002 of SARS.
The study provides the first real-world indication that the immunization will curb transmission of the coronavirus, but experts cautioned that more data is needed.
Peter Daszak, a zoologist assisting the World Health Organization-sponsored mission, said he anticipates the main findings will be released before his planned Feb. 10 departure.
South Korea has reported only two COVID-19 clusters, with a total of 14 infections, in a jail system that’s home to some 55,000 detainees.
Hong Kong’s top pandemic doctor advocates early, aggressive hospitalization and treatment.
The new coronavirus may remain infectious for weeks on banknotes, glass and other common surfaces, according to research by Australia’s top biosecurity laboratory that highlights risks from paper currency, touchscreen devices and grab handles and rails. Scientists at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness showed ...