Coronavirus pandemic: Aboard the Diamond Princess, a case study in aerosol transmission

By Benedict Carey and James Glanz In a year of endless viral outbreaks, the details of the Diamond Princess tragedy seem like ancient history. On Jan. 20, one infected passenger … Read More

From a global pariah to a model: How Italy turned around its coronavirus calamity

By Jason Horowitz ROME: When the coronavirus erupted in the West, Italy was the nightmarish epicenter, a place to avoid at all costs and a shorthand in the United States … Read More

World Health Organisation warns of long drawn out virus pandemic as Asia cases spike

PARIS: The UN health agency on Saturday warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as India and the Philippines reported a record rise … Read More

Impact of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

GENEVA: The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. “The … Read More

World Health Organization’s emergency committee reviews coronavirus outbreak

Geneva: Six months after sounding its top alarm over the new coronavirus outbreak, the WHO‘s emergency committee meets for a fourth time Friday to assess the raging pandemic. The World … Read More

Coronavirus: World Health Organization chief scientist sees no herd immunity yet

LONDON: The chief scientist at the World Health Organization estimates that about 50 per cent to 60 per cent of the population will need to be immune to the coronavirus … Read More