What Happens Now? Coronavirus Stories from Around the World
For the latest news and data from affected countries, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security offers daily recaps with case counts and travel restrictions. Johns Hopkins also has a global map of confirmed outbreaks, while The New York Times has mapped confirmed U.S. cases. The World Health Organization has useful guides on protecting yourself and how to tell fact from myth. For official U.S. updates on the pandemic, visit cdc.gov. Updated 4/2/20
Life on Lockdown in China
Forty-five days of avoiding the coronavirus.
Why Germany’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Far Lower Than In Other Countries
Germany’s fatality rate so far — just 0.5% — is the world’s lowest, by a long shot.
Italy, Pandemic’s New Epicenter, Has Lessons for the World
The country’s experience shows that steps to isolate the coronavirus and limit people’s movement need to be put in place early, with absolute clarity, then strictly enforced.
A Coronavirus Cautionary Tale from Italy: Don’t Do What We Did
Many of us were too selfish to follow suggestions to change our behavior. Now we’re in lockdown and people are needlessly dying.
How the Virus Got Out
The most extensive travel restrictions to stop an outbreak in human history haven’t been enough. We analyzed the movements of hundreds of millions of people to show why.
China’s New Normal
Life in China is springing back after weeks of lockdown, but it’s still taking place under the shadow of the coronavirus.
One Doctor’s Life on the Coronavirus Front Lines. ‘If We Fail, What Happens to You All?’
Short on supplies and sleep, medical staff in Wuhan have been stretched to the limit.
Coronavirus in South Korea: How ‘Trace, Test and Treat’ May Be Saving Lives
Nearly 20,000 people are being tested every day for coronavirus in South Korea, more people per capita than anywhere else in the world.
Singapore Was Ready for Covid-19—Other Countries, Take Note
After SARS and H1N1, Singapore built a robust system for tracking and containing epidemics. South Korea, Taiwan, and others did too—here’s what they learned.
What Could Happen if the Coronavirus Closed Schools for Days, Weeks, or Even Months
We can get a sense of what to expect from Hong Kong, where students have already been out of school for more than a month.
Coronavirus Diaries: I Had the Coronavirus. This Was the Worst Part.
More than the virus, it’s the ignorance that frightens me.
“Our New Life of Isolation”: 5 People Across the World on Staying Inside to Avoid Covid-19
People in Iran, China, Italy, Singapore, and South Korea describe the anxiety and boredom of life under isolation measures.
Italy’s Nightmare Offers a Chilling Preview of What’s Coming
There are key lessons for the rest of the world: impose harsh rules, fast, and make sure your message is clear.
Halting China’s Economy Was Hard. Restarting It Is Harder.
Beijing brought the world’s No. 2 economy to a halt to quell the coronavirus epidemic. Its difficulties in reviving business offer a potential lesson for other countries.
The Shift Americans Must Make to Fight the Coronavirus
We are stubbornly hung up on a damaging idea of self-reliance.
For more curated collections, see essential reads on the coronavirus and tips for talking to children about the pandemic.
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