Sunday September 27, 2020

Coronavirus: what we know, and what we don’t

It’s sweeping across the globe, spreading from country to country, but the expert medical jury is still out on the precise strength and lethality of Covid-19

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

1st March, 2020
Dr Fan Zhongjie, a respiratory specialist in charge of about 30 critical COVID-19 patients, at work in a hospital in Wuhan in central China earlier this week. Picture: Getty

Scientists, public health officials and concerned governments the world over are scrambling to learn more about the novel coronavirus. In recent weeks, experts worldwide have published a wealth of early studies.The virus has so far infected more than 82,000 people and killed roughly 3,000. Here's what published research and expert opinion has shown so far.

Public health experts overwhelmingly agree that travel bans are ineffective and counterproductive, but the experience in China is forcing some to...

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