How much freedom are people willing to sacrifice, in exchange for their health? And how much surveillance citizens of a democracy are willing to accept, for the same reason? Italians are going to find out soon. Italy is now considering a South Korean approach to containment including extensive testing of
The country acted fast when the virus began to spread. Strict quarantine measures and testing have helped to curb it. South Korea began to develop its own tests in mid-January and rapidly started testing its population along with quarantine and social distancing policies. These aggressive and early policies have proven
Italy tried to stem its outbreak, belatedly. We’re on the same course. Aggressive measures to stem the growth of the pandemic might seem like an overreaction. To explain why we’re not overreacting, we need to look to the experience of another country going through the coronavirus crisis: Italy.
WHEN HE’S not practicing wilderness medicine—caring for climbers with altitude sickness in the Himalayas or victims of the tsunami disaster in Japan—Stuart Harris is a physician in Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) emergency department. That means he will be among those on the front lines as the number of coronavirus cases
European Union leaders will on Tuesday discuss how to prevent hostile U.S. takeovers of EU-based research firms at the forefront in developing drugs and vaccines against the coronavirus, officials said. The development of vaccines and therapies for COVID-19 has become a priority for most nations. European companies have been a
Health officials agree that we are past the point of containing the coronavirus. NBC News’ Jacob Ward went to one of the nation’s leading epidemiologists at UC Berkeley to see what’s next as we’re into mitigation. This video explains how “flattening the curve” is critical to lessen stress on the healthcare
A mantra has emerged among health professionals calling for aggressive action on the coronavirus outbreak: “Flatten the curve.” This video explains how public health policies like banning group gatherings can help slow the spread of COVID-19. This helps flatten the curve of the number of people infected at a time so that