Global North America 

What if Covid-19 Returns Every Year, Like the Common Cold?

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is often compared to its close genetic cousin SARS-CoV-1. And for good reason: The virus responsible for the early 2000s SARS outbreak is, in many ways, the closest parallel to what we’re dealing with now. Researchers look to it when studying how long the new virus survives on surfaces and whether it makes sense for us to wear masks. It provides a guide for how the curve of cases and deaths might bend if we all do our part and stay home. The comparison offers some…

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Europe Global 

Greta Thunberg has symptoms and is self-isolating

Greta Thunberg says she may have contracted coronavirus and has self-isolated at home with her father. The teenage climate activist said she appeared to have been infected along with her dad, actor Svante Thunberg. Both began having symptoms after a recent train tour of Europe together and so have been in isolation for the last weeks, she said. They were travelling in Europe before lockdowns were imposed by many governments across the continent in a bid to halt the spread of the virus. In an Instagram post today, Thunberg said she suffered shivers,…

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