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Human trials will begin imminently – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEven at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have turned to the prospect of a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create such a vaccine, at least...
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This pandemic is throwing into stark relief a treacherous fact: we depend on employment, both for survival and a sense of selfOffices empty, restaurants and cafes closed, performance venues dark, schools and universities shut down. Across the world, numerous industries have entered a state of suspended animation, imposing a sharp and involuntary brake on the working lives of millions of people.This week, having moved my psychoanalytic practice online, I ’ve sat in an empty consulting room talking to patients via video-conference, many of them struggling to process what life in the shadow of Covid-19 might mean in the...
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What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest updatesIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a pandemic.Continue reading...
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In a rapidly evolving situation, we must think ahead and react fast, says aspecial envoy of the WHO director generalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 is a new virus. Itshigh transmission rate andrapid exponential growth make its effects particularly serious. We are seeing how, in country after country, this is now far more than a public health issue. Politicians everywhere are having to balance their responses to the health consequences of Covid-19 with the needs of their economies and societies. The interactions are complex and can be highly contextual as differences in the strengt...
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President Donald Trump signed into law a $2.2 trillion aid package to help the United States cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown.
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President Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he's calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, states hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic
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Scientists are tracing the path of Sars-CoV-2 from a wild animal host – but we need to look at the part played in the outbreak by industrial food productionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhere did the virus causing the current pandemic come from? How did it get to a food market in Wuhan, China, from where it is thought to have spilled over into humans? The answers to these questions are gradually being pieced together, and the story they tell makes for uncomfortable reading.Let ’s start at the beginning. As of 17 March, we know that the Sars-CoV-2 virus (a member of the corona...
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The coronavirus pandemic that's endangering our physical health is affecting our mental health as well. The CDC has a webpage devoted to managing anxiety and stress during the outbreak, and one recommendation involves meditation. In 2018, the agency reported that the practice of meditation tripled in the United States from 2012-2017. That's in part due to the popularity of websites and apps, that are bringing the age-old practice into the information age. Dana Jacobson looks at how and why these apps have become so popular.
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Italy's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 9,100, making it the deadliest outbreak of the disease on Earth. Just like hospitals in the United States, doctors and nurses are clamoring to save lives with a minimal amount of resources. Christopher Livsay was given rare access to an ICU unit in Northern Italy and spoke to doctors there.
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Health professionals are seeing more relapses as the US takes drastic measures to limit the spread of coronavirusCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople struggling with addiction in the US are more at risk of relapse as their routines get disrupted and their lives are put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have warned.“The message we’re receiving is stay away from people. Isolate. Don’t be around people, and [for] people that are in recovery, that’s like a recipe for disaster,” said Denny Kolsch, a licensed mental health c...
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