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A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese...

Bill Gates predicted that the next four to six months "could be the worst of the epidemic" in an interview with CNN on Sunday. Gates, flu and disease experts, and government officials have been...

The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In...

A new CDC study suggests it's very easy to get the coronavirus from someone who's living in your household. The report showed that roughly half (53%) of people surveyed who were living with...

Quarantine is for people who've been exposed to a contagious disease, like the coronavirus, but who are not yet sick themselves. Quarantine for the coronavirus lasts 14 days from a person's...

The first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China, in December. In the nine months since, the virus has infected more than 33 million people and killed more than 1 million. Here is...

The WHO and CDC both recommend fabric face masks for the general public. These masks aren't as protective as surgical masks or N95 respirators, but some are highly efficient at filtering viral particles. Neck...

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has been warning about the threat of a pandemic for years.  Gates told Insider US coronavirus testing is "worthless," and that the US response could...

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that "what we have got to do is reset" the US' coronavirus response. He recommended universal masking, avoiding crowds, and shutting down bars. "If we...

The US has seen a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations since mid-June. On Tuesday, the country reported more than 60,000 new infections. The US's epidemic curve is shooting upward, and...

As the daily numbers of new US coronavirus cases continue to rise, daily death counts could stay flat or even decline through August, according to new projections. But deaths are likely to surge again...

A group of 239 scientists is asking the WHO to acknowledge that coronavirus-spreading events generally share 3 qualities: they happen indoors, with large crowds, sharing the same air. The WHO has been...

GERMANY warned it is at the "beginning of an epidemic" last night as coronavirus spread to every continent except Antarctica. New cases emerged in Denmark, Estonia, Romania, Pakistan and Brazil...

One amputation every HOUR: The toll of Britain’s diabetes epidemic revealed as number of limbs cut off due to the condition soars to record levels Foot and leg amputations linked to condition risen...

If you’ve ever been on the internet, it’s virtually impossible to avoid coming across some version of the ultra-cute advice suggesting you give a little spoonful of sugar water to bees who...

The 'Cost of Khan' dossier, compiled by leader of the Tories in the London Assembly, says Mr Khan isn't delivering for the capital. Its author, Gareth Bacon AM, said the Mayor had spent...