Coronavirus and its Consequences

Think Global Health is monitoring the unfolding coronavirus outbreak and its economic and social consequences. We will be updating our home page frequently with new stories and report on new developments as they occur.

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Gender and the Coronavirus Outbreak

Gender inequities make outbreaks worse, so why not integrate gender analysis into the response now to help save lives?

UPDATED: Timeline of the Coronavirus

An frequently updated tracker of emerging developments from the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak

Panicky Responses to the Coronavirus are Dangerous—Here’s Why

Fear of the virus may spread faster than the virus itself, a potential threat to health, liberty, trade, and the economy

What's Next for COVID-19?

Containment of the coronavirus would make an enormous difference to health around the world. Is it still possible?

Will “Mysterious” Virus Soon be Named?

The WHO is forming a committee to pick an official name for 2019-nCoV, the new coronavirus—but what do we do until then?

The Politics of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Why are outbreaks common in Asia, and what political choices can governments make to reduce risk of infectious diseases?

Dr. Tom Frieden on the Politics of Epidemics

Health protection can fight disease, reduce economic losses, and save lives

Coronavirus—Unknown Source, Unrecognized Spread, and Pandemic Potential

With novel coronavirus expected to become pandemic, it’s past time to prioritize Africa where cases are likely occurring

Coronavirus and the Cruel Cost of Closing Borders

Travel bans rarely prevent disease spread, but they have negative consequences—and may violate international health law

Why Global Governance of Disease Matters for the Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus

As WHO manages outbreak, how can we strengthen global governance tools and ensure existing systems fit an evolving world

The Market, the Clinic, the Lung, and the Lab

An interview with University of Iowa expert Stanley Perlman on what we know and what we don’t about the new coronavirus