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Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 21, 2020
The coronavirus is airborne indoors, but we’re still scrubbing surfaces
Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say here is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Oct 18, 2020
Treat COVID-19 early to save lives, Hong Kong SARS veteran urges
Hong Kong's top pandemic doctor advocates early, aggressive hospitalization and treatment.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 survivors could suffer severe health effects for years
More than one million people around the world have been deemed recovered from the coronavirus, but beating the initial sickness may be just the first of many battles for those who have survived.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 20, 2020
Wisdom in the age of the coronavirus pandemic
The unfolding pandemic tells us that 20th century lessons that must not be forgotten in Japan and elsewhere.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 23, 2020
'Superspreaders': What are they and what do they do?
South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described an outbreak of coronavirus infections linked to a church in the city of Daegu as a "superspreading event." But experts, including the WHO, say the term is poorly defined.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2020
COVID-19's economic hit is all in your mind
Psychology can be more powerful than facts when it comes to an epidemic's impact
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 20, 2020
'Speed science' on new coronavirus carries risks
One scientific post suggests links between the new coronavirus and AIDS. A second says it may have passed to people via snakes. A third claims it is a pathogen from outer space.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 18, 2020
Lung biopsy of deceased China patient shows SARS-like damage
Doctors studying a 50-year-old man who died in China last month from the new coronavirus found that the disease caused lung damage reminiscent of two prior coronavirus-related outbreaks, SARS and MERS.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 16, 2020
Japan may lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue due to COVID-19 outbreak
Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus outbreak, according to an estimate by a U.N. agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 15, 2020
News outlets weigh whether new virus will affect Olympics
Since mid-January, the name on the lips of increasing numbers of TV news announcers and commentators has been "Bukan," which is how the Chinese city of Wuhan is pronounced in Japanese.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2020
Virus outbreak may be over in China by April, says doctor who battled SARS epidemic
The coronavirus outbreak is hitting a peak in China this month and may be over by April, the government's senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, in the latest assessment of an epidemic that has rattled the world.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2020
Advance team of WHO experts arrives in China to probe coronavirus
An advance team of World Health Organization medical experts arrived in China on Monday to help investigate the coronavirus outbreak, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2020
Coronavirus cases outside China 'could be spark for bigger fire,' WHO warns
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases that had no history of travel to China could be "the spark that becomes a bigger fire" as people across China trickled back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 9, 2020
Japan confirms six more cases from quarantined cruise ship as coronavirus deaths surpass SARS toll
China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic from 2002 to 2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 9, 2020
Coronavirus cases in Wuhan may be nearing peak, study finds
The new coronavirus may have infected at least 1 in 20 people in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global outbreak, by the time it peaks in coming weeks, according to scientists modeling its spread.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 8, 2020
Coronavirus toll set to surpass SARS; American in Wuhan becomes first non-Chinese death
An American became the first confirmed non-Chinese victim of the new coronavirus, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and a Japanese man also died with symptoms consistent with the disease, as the epidemic looked set to pass the death toll from SARS.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 6, 2020
Canadian military town prepares for coronavirus evacuees from China
A small town in central Canada that is host to the country's largest air force base is preparing, with some apprehension, for the arrival of some 200 evacuees from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak.
BUSINESS
Feb 5, 2020
Cathay Pacific asks employees to take unpaid leave as virus hits demand
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways asked its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave, saying preserving cash was key for the carrier and that conditions were as grave as during the 2009 financial crisis due to the virus outbreak.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health / FOCUS
Feb 5, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak likely began with bats, an omen for next epidemic
Somewhere in China, perhaps in the southern Yunnan province, there's a cave that may hold the mysterious origins of the deadly coronavirus that's infected thousands, cut off millions of Chinese from their jobs and families and wreaked havoc in global financial markets.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 4, 2020
U.S. whipping up panic over virus, China says, as Pakistan resumes flights
China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the extended Lunar New Year holiday.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on