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Medical staff members, wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 25, 2020.

How To Tell What’s Really Happening With the Wuhan Virus

China struggles with a fast-moving outbreak, as the authorities move to cut off unauthorized information.

Medical staff members arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital.

The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe

As China’s epidemic continues to spread, things may seem scary. Here are ten simple precautions that can protect you from contracting the coronavirus.

Indian students wear masks of China's President Xi Jinping

Welcome to the Belt and Road Pandemic

There’s one difference between the Wuhan virus and previous outbreaks in the region: China is now impossible to quarantine.

Lunar New Year fair in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Greatness Is Slipping Away

A once-shining city has been hollowed out by Beijing’s misrule.

A woman wears a mask while cleaning in the street in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 22.

Wuhan’s Virus and Quarantine Will Hit the Poor Hardest

China’s migrant workers are far less visible to the state than its middle class.

Medical staff transfer patients to hospital in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 17.

Wuhan’s 11 Million People Face Quarantine as Virus Fears Spread

Trains and flights out of the central Chinese city have been canceled as the toll from a new coronavirus grows.

Public health officials run thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Jan 8.

Just in Time for Lunar New Year, Another SARS-like Epidemic Is Brewing in China

Scores of people in Wuhan and Hong Kong have been sent to hospitals because of a mystery respiratory ailment—and true to form, China is trying to keep it quiet.

A H7N9 bird flu patient is treated in a hospital in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, on Feb. 12, 2017.

The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak

It’s not the disease that’s worrisome—it’s the Chinese government’s response to it.

A technician extracts blood from a patient for an HIV test in Mexico City on July 18.

Mexico Is Setting a Global Example on HIV Treatment

But the president’s recent funding cuts to civil society organizations threaten to imperil their progress.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It

In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.

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Books in Brief

Reviews of the latest releases on mosquitoes, the Islamic State, and Kim Jong Un.

A poster from a protest against President Donald Trump in New York City on Nov. 9, 2016.

Donald Trump and Swine Fever Are Creating an Economic Crisis

A deadly outbreak in China and trade tariffs in the United States are threatening to send global markets into a tailspin.

A poster released by the Alberta Department of Public Health circa 1948. (A17202b/Provincial Archives of Alberta)

How Alberta Won the Rat Race

One Canadian province has virtually eliminated its vermin—and shows how others can too.

A nurse administers a measles vaccine to a boy in the school of Lapaivka village near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Feb. 21, 2019. (Yuri Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images)

The World’s Many Measles Conspiracies Are All the Same

The deadly disease is spreading rapidly around the globe, fueled by a cratering of social trust.

South Koreans watch U.S. President Donald Trump meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a television screen at a railway station in Seoul on Feb. 27. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Sanctions or Saving Lives? Washington Juggles Another Pyongyang Dilemma

Trump administration pares back controversial “maximum pressure” strategy to allow charities to work in North Korea.

Syrian patients receiving treatment in a basement-turned-clinic in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, on March 16, 2017.

Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—By Neglect

By deliberately destroying and degrading public health infrastructure, the Syrian regime is reviving long-eradicated diseases and killing civilians.

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