Why coronavirus superspreaders may mean we avoid a deadly pandemic

By | February 19, 2020
Medical imaging is being used to work out how the coronavirus affects the body

Medical imaging is being used to work out how the coronavirus affects the body

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For yet another week, covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has remained poised just short of becoming a pandemic. As case counts stabilise in China, and don’t take off elsewhere, the big question is: will it happen? “Every scenario is still on the table,” said Tedros Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, Switzerland, this week.

To be pandemic, covid-19 has to spread generally in a population outside China, not just in limited clusters triggered by …

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