While Iran has managed to keep the daily death toll from the coronavirus below 100 for the seventh week in a row, a mutated strain of the virus first found in the UK is infecting more people in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.
The prestigious journal Science published an editorial calling for a global effort to develop a universal coronavirus vaccine that would remain effective against other members of the same virus family that might cross over to humans.
Progressive Democrats in Congress are calling for an overhaul of US sanctions on other nations which they argue have “catastrophic humanitarian consequences” on the global effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese unable to reunite with loved ones this Lunar New Year are sending them a taste of home instead, using food packages to bridge the distance, as coronavirus warnings in some regions put a stop to the usual lengthy journeys home.
Maybe it was the stress. Maybe it was being cooped up with the mother-in-law. But the numbers are in, and one effect of the coronavirus lockdown is now clear: People made fewer babies. A lot fewer babies.
Often, climate change is blamed for shrinking habitats and depressing biodiversity, but new research suggests climate change has expanded the preferred habitat of coronavirus-carrying bats in Southern China.
Despite its world-class medical system and its vaunted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US fell behind in the race to detect dangerous coronavirus mutations. And it’s only now beginning to catch up.