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Ashley Arabasadi: ‘My hope right now is that even if the virus is widespread, that it remains not particularly deadly for the majority of the population’

Ashley Arabasadi is senior external affairs manager and former health security policy adviser at Management Sciences for Health, an American-based no(...)

The target proteins for a coronavirus vaccine are  the spikes that give the virus its crown-like appearance, hence the name coronavirus. Photograph:  Getty Images

A vaccine for Covid-19 is soon to be injected into healthy volunteers in Seattle, US. The National Institutes of Health in the US will run these tests(...)

A patient    is injected during a  clinical trial at    Seattle’s Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute  of a potential vaccine for Covid-19.   Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

The cascade of reports from around the world about multiplying Covid-19 cases and rising death tolls is so unrelenting, it’s hard to see any bright sp(...)

Kylene Karnuth, a clinical lab scientist, works with coronavirus samples as researchers begin a trial to see whether malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine can prevent or reduce the severity of the coronavirus disease  at the University of Minnesota, US. Photograph:  Craig Lassig/Reuters

A race is being fought from every corner of the world to find a coronavirus vaccine. It is an immense effort involving co-operation between countries,(...)

While some Seattle businesses have already closed their door, others have found ways to adapt. Photograph: Reuters

Last week, Olga Sagan gathered her staff at Piroshky Piroshky, a chain of pastry makers in Seattle. Foot traffic had dropped 70 per cent because of th(...)

Passengers wearing face masks at Dublin Airport this afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The approach taken by Ireland in trying to contain the coronavirus is coming under increasing scrutiny as public concern mounts. Understandably, give(...)

Alan Bailey, a volunteer and co-ordinator at the Capuchin Centre, is pictured outside the premises on Bow Street in Dublin. The centre has converted a room for use in isolating people if necessary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Homeless services were ramping up precautions against coronavirus as the HSE issued “guidance for homeless and vulnerable groups” to operators of “hos(...)

The Grand Princess: At least 20 people aboard fell ill returning to its home port of San Francisco from a voyage to Hawaii. Photograph: Interpress/AFP via Getty Images

An ocean liner that previously carried two passengers who contracted the coronavirus was barred on Wednesday from returning to its home port of San Fr(...)

Medical staff members in protective gears arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

South Korea has declared “war” on the coronavirus as cases inside the country approach 5,000 and the World Health Organization chief warns the world i(...)

The advice for the public,  for example, is to wash your hands regularly and practise good sneezing etiquette. Photograph: Reuters

These are worrying times, given the spread of the coronavirus, but especially so for people with underlying health conditions, older people and their (...)

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