World Health Organisation

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WHO is right: Lockdowns should be short and sharp. Here are 4 other essential COVID-19 strategies.

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Lockdown is a good tactic in situations where COVID-19 transmission is spiralling out of control and there is a threat of the health system being overwhelmed. But it is just one of many different weapons we can deploy against the coronavirus.

Why COVID-19 appears to have spared Africa so far.

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Six months on, Africa is one of the regions with the least deaths attributed to coronavirus in the world. World Health Organization experts explain why this might be.

Philosophy and psychology agree – Yelling at people who aren’t wearing masks won’t work.

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Many of us believe that outrage is an appropriate response to what appears to be a selfishly motivated refusal to wear a mask, but is it?

Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating.

5 min read
De-funding Public Health England is not the answer. We need to learn lessons from the coronavirus response before making radical decisions.

Three major scientific controversies about coronavirus.

5 min read
Researchers cannot agree on topics such as face mask, immunity, and number of coronavirus infections. A microbiologist explains why.

Open windows to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

4 min read
On how Covid-19 can float on the air and spread, why so few modern buildings have opening windows, and what conflict of interest needs to be addressed.

How close is the world to a coronavirus vaccine?

2 min read
With 140 coronavirus vaccine candidates listed by the World Health Organization, how close are we to an actual vaccine?
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