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What do global health experts think of their country’s response to COVID-19?

From Sweden’s unusual model, to Singapore, to political tensions in the US and Taiwan – we speak to some of the biggest names in health science.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Biden Says ‘Help Is on the Way’ with Covid-19 Vaccines
  • ABC News Prime: Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 amid holidays; UK authorizes vaccine; Relief negotiation
  • PM Scott Morrison explains planned roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in Australia | ABC News
  • NFL’s Steelers vs. Ravens Game Rescheduled 3 Times Due to Covid-19 Outbreak
  • When will Health Canada approve a COVID-19 vaccine?
  • In This Story: Singapore

    Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

    The country’s territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country’s independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca.

    2 Recent Items: Singapore

  • Singapore: Lab grown meat to go on sale for first time in landmark regulatory approval
  • Singapore employs facial recognition for national ID program
  • In This Story: Sweden

    Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.

    2 Recent Items: Sweden

  • Swedish man held by his mother for decades sustained several injuries, says prosecutor
  • Mother accused of holding son captive for decades
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