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Why is it so hard to calculate how many people will die from covid-19?

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SOPA Images/Getty ImagesHOW many of those infected by the coronavirus will die? It is still hard to say for sure, not least because the proportion of deaths will vary depending on local circumstances and how the outbreak is handled. So what do we know? Last week, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom... ...
Coronavirus is a pandemic in all but name as the infection goes global

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Akos Stiller/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWILL the coronavirus outbreak become a pandemic? It is increasingly looking like it won’t – but only in name. At a press briefing on 25 February, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, expressed a reluctance to use the term until ...
Coronavirus: UK government reveals action plan to combat an outbreak

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The UK is preparing for an outbreak of covid-19Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images The coronavirus outbreak could lead to a fifth of workers in the UK staying at home, cause the police to drop low-priority cases and force the National Health Service (NHS) to delay non-urgent care. That is according to a 27-... ...
Coronavirus: What you need to know to prepare for a covid-19 pandemic

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Hand-washing can help you avoid catching the coronavirusTetra Images, LLC / Alamy With coronavirus outbreaks in Europe and the Middle East, the covid-19 virus appears to be going pandemic. As public concern increases worldwide, unscientific and unreliable advice on how to protect yourself is now r... ...