Health Officials Warn Americans To Plan For The Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.

A woman wears a mask in New York out of concern for the newly emerged coronavirus. However, experts say that the commonly worn surgical masks aren’t very effective protection. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Lennihan/AP A woman wears a mask in New York …

Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran

A medical worker takes a look outside a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, where people suspected of having contracted the novel strain of coronavirus are being tested. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images A …

Coronavirus Found In China Prisons, As Cases Spike In South Korea

Local residents protest the plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China at a local hospital, in the settlement of Novi Sanzhary, Ukraine, on Thursday. Maksym Mykhailyk/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maksym Mykhailyk/AFP via Getty Images Local residents protest the plans to quarantine …

In The Fight Against COVID-19, Labs Look To Create Coronavirus Antibodies

An approach to treating new diseases that worked for the Ebola and Zika viruses is being tested for the new coronavirus. It involves using antibodies to the disease as a drug. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Viral infections can be hard to treat, but that is no …

U.S. Epidemiologist Who Traveled To China To Investigate Coronavirus Relays Findings

NPR’s Audie Cornish discusses coronavirus theories with Dr. Ian Lipkin, an epidemiologist on his last day of containment after returning from China. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: More than 300 Americans who were stuck on cruise ships in Asia have now arrived in the States. They’ve settled …

IMAGES: What New Coronavirus Looks Like Under The Microscope

COVID-19 coronavirus is seen in yellow, emerging from cells (in blue and pink) cultured in the lab. This image is from a scanning electron microscope. NIAID-RML hide caption toggle caption NIAID-RML COVID-19 coronavirus is seen in yellow, emerging from cells (in blue and pink) cultured …

There’s No Specific Drug That Kills Coronavirus. But Doctors Have Ways To Treat It

Medical workers in protective suits tend to coronavirus patients at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Wuhan, China. China Daily via Reuters hide caption toggle caption China Daily via Reuters Medical workers in protective suits tend to coronavirus patients at the intensive care …

Beijing Takes Direct Control Over Coronavirus Response In Hubei Province

People wearing protective masks shopping at a supermarket in Shenyang in China’s northeastern Liaoning province, on Monday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP via Getty Images People wearing protective masks shopping at a supermarket in Shenyang in China’s northeastern Liaoning province, on …

What Life Is Like For 3,700 Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck In Coronavirus Quarantine

Dozens of passengers on a cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Gay and Philip Courter, among the 3,700 quarantined on a ship in Yokohama, Japan. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Over 800 people have died in China from the coronavirus. That’s …

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