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2020/01/20 | Voice of America

Chinese Health Officials Report Huge Spike in Cases of New Virus

136 new cases of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus were confirmed in Wuhan over the past three days, and officials still know very little about how it's transmitted.

2021/01/12 | TNL Staff

Hospital Evacuation After Two Local Infections Confirmed

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today two cases of local Covid-19 infections. A physician contracted the virus from a patient and passed it to a nurse.

2020/02/18 | Voice of America

Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.

2020/01/23 | The Conversation

Snakes Could Be the Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Researchers have found that the protein codes in the new coronavirus to be most similar to those in snakes, and reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan.

2020/01/25 | Voice of America

China Tries to Stop Spread of Virus But No Vaccine in Sight

China's all-out effort to curb the disease involves military doctors and the creation of scientific and infrastructure arrangements to deal with the challenge. However, developing a vaccine and medicine remains a challenge.

2020/03/13 | The Conversation

‘Cabin Fever’: The Social and Psychological Impacts of a Coronavirus Lockdown

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, mass isolation in virus epicenters is becoming a common tactic. The psychological and social impact of these measures are starting to emerge.

2020/03/17 | Voice of America

'Unprecedented' Lockdown of Manila Expected to Cut Philippine Economic Growth

The Philippine capital and its core suburbs will ban people from coming or going through April 14 to contain spread of the coronavirus.

2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle

K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly

Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.

2020/02/14 | Joyce Toledano

Unity Will Prove Crucial to Hong Kong’s Fight Against Coronavirus

As scientists in China and the U.S. race to develop a coronavirus treatment, researchers in Hong Kong say they have already developed a vaccine soon to undergo clinical trials. In the meantime, unity is crucial for Hongkongers to navigate the crisis.

2020/03/05 | Voice of America

North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.

2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su

Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture

While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.

2019/01/21 | The Conversation

An Ebola-Like Virus Called 'Mengla' Has Been Discovered in China

Scientists believe the recently discovered virus has the potential to infect humans.

2020/03/17 | The Conversation

How to Stay Connected and Avoid the Side Effects of Social Distancing

While social distancing can minimize the spread of the coronavirus, it can induce more stress and weaken immune responses. How can we stay healthy and connected during this time?

2020/03/20 | The Conversation

How Chinese People Came Together With Humor and Creativity During Lockdown

Acts of kindness and humor in Wuhan during the coronavirus lockdown remind us of the human aspects of life, even in times of crisis.