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The latest news and announcements from Emory University and Emory Healthcare about coronavirus.

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Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Emory has a number of faculty members and health care professionals who can speak about many facets of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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International study finds increased COVID-19 mortality among adults with Down syndrome

Emory University researchers, in an international collaboration with the Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS), have found increased COVID-19 mortality among those with Down syndrome.

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NIH grant funds Emory work on indoor air sensor for SARS-CoV-2

Emory University received a National Institutes of Health grant, for a total of $883,000 over two years, to develop a sensor capable of detecting SARS-CoV-2 in the air of indoor spaces.

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The Two Traumas

In 2020, Dr. Kevin L. Gilliam II and Dr. Iesha Galloway-Gilliam found themselves athe the collision point of health and social justice.

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Emory launches new vaccination tracker as part of its online health equity dashboard

Emory University researchers are enhancing a dynamic COVID-19 Health Equity dashboard to shine a light on how US states are progressing on the vaccination.

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WHO, Emory experts discuss COVID-19 challenges in Facebook Live event

The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge for global equity, as much as it is for medicine and the economy, infectious disease experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Emory said during a virtual event, broadcast via Facebook Live.

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Emory begins Phase 3 study of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

Emory University is participating in a new Phase 3 vaccine clinical trial for COVID-19. The clinical trial will test the safety and effectiveness of an investigational protein-based vaccine developed by U.S. biotechnology company Novavax, Inc.

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Emory Healthcare administers first COVID-19 vaccinations to its frontline health care workers

On Dec. 17, Emory Healthcare administered the first COVID-19 vaccinations to its frontline health care workers, beginning with an emergency room nurse, providing hope as the pandemic continues to surge across Georgia and the U.S.

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Baricitinib speeds COVID-19 recovery in NIAID trial

Emory investigators contributed to a randomized, controlled trial of more than 1,000 adults hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia. The study showed that treatment with the anti-inflammatory drug baricitinib resulted in faster recovery and a greater likelihood of clinical improvement, when combined with remdesivir.

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Valuing 'natural capital' vital to avoid next pandemic, global experts warn

Pandemics will emerge more often, kill more people than COVID-19 and do even more damage to the world economy unless urgent steps are taken to address risk drivers such as deforestation, warns a major new report on biodiversity and pandemics.

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Vaccine tested at Emory highly effective in preventing COVID-19, study says

An investigational vaccine tested at Emory is 94.5 percent effective at preventing COVID-19, according to early results from a large-scale clinical trial.

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Warp Speed chief visits Emory, urges participation in COVID vaccine trials

Operation Warp Speed's Chief Science Advisor visited Emory University and urged Americans to continue enrolling in ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials.

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Emory begins advanced stage clinical trial for another COVID-19 vaccine

Emory University will enroll adult volunteers in a large-scale clinical trial designed to evaluate whether a single dose of an investigational vaccine can prevent symptomatic COVID-19.

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Emory helps establish national standard of care for COVID-19 treatment

Final results of an international study on adults hospitalized with COVID-19 show that treatment with the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir resulted in faster recovery, fewer days on oxygen and lower progression to ventilation compared with placebo.

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Monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19: Emory experts explain experimental treatment

Giving a COVID-19 patient a monoclonal antibody is a short cut: providing the body what another immune system — and researchers — have already refined and optimized.

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Emory shares in $18.2 million NIH award to continue work on COVID-19 tests

Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech have joined forces to evaluate COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The federally-funded project will lead to at-home and other point-of-care COVID tests that could provide results in minutes.

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COVID-19 vaccine tested at Emory spurs immune response in older adults

A Phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults.

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Unexplained strokes, delayed symptoms recognition found in study on COVID-19 and ischemic stroke

In a case series study that explored the association of COVID-19 and acute ischemic stroke, researchers at Emory University Hospital observed higher than expected rates of unexplained or “cryptogenic” strokes, as well as delays in stroke presentations or symptom recognition.

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Emory, Fulton County study shows importance of proactive COVID-19 testing to prevent further infection

Emory University researchers, in collaboration with Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH), have found that testing for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) before cases were known to occur resulted in lower overall COVID-19 cases.

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High antiviral antibody levels may herald pediatric COVID-19 complication

Measuring antiviral antibody levels in blood may distinguish children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), which appears to be a serious but rare complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Phase III of COVID-19 vaccine trial launches at Emory

Emory University is taking part in Phase 3 of a nationwide clinical trial designed to evaluate an investigational vaccine for COVID-19. Emory administered its first dose of the vaccine at the Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center this week.

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COVID-19 vaccine tested at Emory is safe, generates immune response, early results show

An investigational vaccine designed to protect against COVID-19 was generally well tolerated and resulted in production of both binding and neutralizing antibodies in healthy adult volunteers, according to early results of an ongoing phase 1 trial.

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The way forward: Sparking educational evolution

June 21, 2021

Emory testing 'mix and match' booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines

June 15, 2021

The way forward: Preparing for the next pandemic

June 14, 2021

Emory joins COVID-19 College Challenge, part of White House ‘National Month of Action’

June 3, 2021

President Fenves announces updates to Emory's COVID-19 protocols

June 3, 2021

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

May 25, 2021

Through Council on Competitiveness, Emory takes role in increasing American innovation

May 20, 2021

A ‘heart’ for health, justice and helping others

May 7, 2021

Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta launch COVID-19 vaccine trial for young children

May 7, 2021

Emory testing next-generation COVID-19 vaccines

May 5, 2021

‘Batgirl’ takes on new discoveries in disease ecology, rabies transmission

April 27, 2021

Antiviral drug invented by Emory’s DRIVE licensed in India for COVID-19 emergency

April 27, 2021

COVID-19 Community Update: Immunization required for Emory students in fall

April 22, 2021

Emory to require student COVID-19 vaccinations for fall 2021

April 19, 2021

New Georgia COVID-19 data adds important local dimension to national tracking tool

April 14, 2021

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

April 13, 2021

April 8 COVID-19 Community Update: Progression to “yellow” status

April 8, 2021

Emory part of consortium developing model of care plan for future pandemics

April 6, 2021

Emory senior helps develop COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard

April 5, 2021

Emory participating in Moderna COVID-19 variant vaccine study

April 1, 2021

Emory Healthcare administers 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

March 25, 2021

COVID-19 experiment finds promising government strategies for community engagement

March 25, 2021

March 24 COVID-19 Community Update: Expanded vaccine eligibility

March 24, 2021

How two SARS-CoV-2 variants affect antibodies from vaccines

March 22, 2021

Drug launched at Emory reduces virus that causes COVID-19 to undetectable levels

March 17, 2021

Transfer of COVID-19 antibodies from pregnant women to newborns lower than expected

March 15, 2021

Study shows community exposure as greatest risk of COVID-19 infection in health care workers, not health care setting

March 11, 2021

Emory epidemiologist braves Alaskan tundra for COVID-19 testing at Iditarod

March 11, 2021

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

March 11, 2021

COVID-19: One year later

March 10, 2021

'Fighting for my family'

March 9, 2021

March 9 COVID-19 Community Update: Changes to Georgia’s vaccine distribution plan and Emory’s response

March 9, 2021

COVID-19 antibody study: 1/8 in USA infected by October 2020

March 8, 2021

Vote for Emory in STAT Madness and give COVID-19 a one-two punch!

March 1, 2021

Feb. 24 COVID-19 Community Update: How Emory is helping lead vaccine efforts

Feb. 24, 2021

International study finds increased COVID-19 mortality among adults with Down syndrome

Feb. 22, 2021

Emory, Curry College researchers examine role of COVID-19 antibodies on reinfection

Feb. 19, 2021

Rouphael appointed Hope Clinic executive director

Feb. 15, 2021

NIH grant funds Emory work on indoor air sensor for SARS-CoV-2

Feb. 15, 2021

Emory and Georgia Tech students join forces to ‘Hack COVID-19’

Feb. 10, 2021

Emory launches new vaccination tracker as part of its online health equity dashboard

Feb. 10, 2021

Feb. 9 COVID-19 Community Update: Vaccines and variants

Feb. 9, 2021

Healing our 'two traumas'

Feb. 9, 2021

COVID-19 missteps could be used to help strengthen science and public health, experts say

Feb. 9, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 variants: CDC, private foundations support genomic surveillance

Feb. 5, 2021

Emory expanding post-COVID clinics for 'long haulers'

Feb. 5, 2021

Emory-developed COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective in animal models

Feb. 4, 2021

Atlanta Falcons invite local health care heroes to attend Super Bowl LV

Feb. 3, 2021

COVID-19 Community Update: Feb. 3, 2021

Feb. 3, 2021

Community exposure, Black race help predict health care worker risk for positive COVID-19 antibody tests

Feb. 2, 2021

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

Jan. 25, 2021

Virtual town hall highlights COVID-19 vaccine news

Jan. 25, 2021

Presidential inauguration features boy who played trumpet to inspire health care workers

Jan. 20, 2021

WHO, Emory experts discuss COVID-19 challenges in Facebook Live event

Jan. 14, 2021

Just another common cold virus? Modeling SARS-CoV-2’s future fade

Jan. 12, 2021

Emory ranks 5th among U.S. universities for infectious diseases program

Jan. 12, 2021

Emory begins Phase 3 study of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

Dec. 29, 2020

Emory Healthcare administers first COVID-19 vaccinations to its frontline health care workers

Dec. 17, 2020

Emory University hosts COVID-19 vaccine town hall

Dec. 17, 2020

2020 in review: Photos from the pandemic

Dec. 16, 2020

Our stories of resilience and resolve

Dec. 15, 2020

Baricitinib speeds COVID-19 recovery in NIAID trial

Dec. 14, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine rollout demands 'unprecedented' level of communication with U.S. public

Dec. 10, 2020

Free COVID-19 test offered as part of Emory research study

Dec. 9, 2020

Valuing 'natural capital' vital to avoid next pandemic, global experts warn

Dec. 1, 2020

Emory Healthcare joins major health systems across U.S. in #MaskUp campaign

Nov. 20, 2020

Vaccine tested at Emory highly effective in preventing COVID-19, study says

Nov. 17, 2020

Warp Speed chief visits Emory, urges participation in COVID vaccine trials

Nov. 13, 2020

Return to sports after COVID-19: cardiologists’ recommendations

Nov. 9, 2020

EmoryTogether Fund now accepting applications

Nov. 6, 2020

Emory begins advanced stage clinical trial for another COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 29, 2020

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

Oct. 29, 2020

Emory helps establish national standard of care for COVID-19 treatment

Oct. 15, 2020

Emory Community Compact: Meet students and staff helping Emory beat COVID-19

Oct. 15, 2020

Monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19: Emory experts explain experimental treatment

Oct. 13, 2020

More than $18,000 in devices donated to Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, helping connect patients with family

Oct. 12, 2020

Immune cell activation in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

Oct. 7, 2020

Emory student receives fellowship grant for humanities work

Oct. 6, 2020

Emory shares in $18.2 million NIH award to continue work on COVID-19 tests

Oct. 5, 2020

Learn how Emory Libraries found creative solutions during the pandemic

Oct. 1, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine tested at Emory spurs immune response in older adults

Sep. 29, 2020

Unexplained strokes, delayed symptoms recognition found in study on COVID-19 and ischemic stroke

Sep. 21, 2020

Emory, Fulton County study shows importance of proactive COVID-19 testing to prevent further infection

Sep. 17, 2020

Emory's Center for the Study of Human Health hosts author Q&A series

Sep. 17, 2020

High antiviral antibody levels may herald pediatric COVID-19 complication

Sep. 8, 2020

New Synergy awardees represent spirit of partnership in COVID-19 research

Sep. 4, 2020

Message from President Fenves: COVID-19 tracking and community update

Aug. 28, 2020

Help slow the spread of COVID-19 'For You. For Us. For Emory.'

Aug. 27, 2020

Emory experts to discuss COVID-19 health concerns among minorities

Aug. 25, 2020

Yerkes genomics research will help predict COVID-19 disease severity, inform treatment decisions

Aug. 20, 2020

Emory professor’s podcast honors civil rights ‘cold case’ widow

Aug. 6, 2020

Emory partners with Mexican Consulate in Atlanta to address COVID-19 disparities in Latinx community

Aug. 4, 2020

Emory University announces fall semester plans

July 17, 2020

Medical students help deliver COVID-19 research through infographics

July 16, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine tested at Emory is safe, generates immune response, early results show

July 14, 2020

Admission team works to ‘get the Emory spirit into the virtual world’

July 13, 2020

Vaccine additives can enhance immune flexibility – implications for flu and SARS-CoV-2

July 13, 2020

Repurposing a cancer drug to reduce COVID-19 lung inflammation

July 13, 2020

First nurse ever from office of quality receives DAISY Award

July 9, 2020

Emory key part of newly launched NIH network for COVID-19 clinical trials

July 8, 2020

Emory libraries reopen on appointment-only basis effective July 6

July 2, 2020

World Zoonoses Day: 'We have to act now to avoid even bigger catastrophes'

July 2, 2020

Emory team brings COVID-19 testing, education to poultry workers in rural Ga.

July 1, 2020

Virtual town hall answers student questions about fall return to Emory campus

June 26, 2020

Cleaning tips from a chemist who researches disinfectants

June 23, 2020

Emory, state of Georgia collaborate on COVID-19 response

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 research: Emory’s work spans the gamut, from bench to bedside

June 12, 2020

Emory announces plans for fall semester

June 11, 2020

First-year students' stories of a pandemic: Study seeks data to help them flourish

June 4, 2020

Behavioral studies in era of COVID-19 raise new concerns about diversity

May 26, 2020

All Hands on Deck: The Zoom experts

May 26, 2020

'Health Behind Locked Doors' course explores incarceration, institutionalization

May 26, 2020

Emory community shares 'Stories from the Pandemic'

May 26, 2020

Classes that click: a semester to remember

May 19, 2020

Winning COVID-19 children’s books address facts, emotions surrounding pandemic

May 18, 2020

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

May 15, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing takes 'huge team effort' from Emory staff

May 14, 2020

Global experts call for mental health science to combat pandemic's impacts

May 7, 2020

Classes that click: Linguistics

May 6, 2020

Emory Law helps medical residents with estate planning during COVID-19 crisis

May 5, 2020

Thank an Emory faculty or staff member with new web-based tool

May 5, 2020

Graduation will take nursing student back to where she first loved the profession

May 4, 2020

Public health graduate puts knowledge to use during COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2020

Virtual workouts help Emory employees stay focused on personal wellbeing

April 30, 2020

All Hands on Deck: The Carlos Museum brings art into homes

April 30, 2020

Virtual Town Hall explores community questions, Emory’s next steps

April 28, 2020

Classes that click: The making of modern South Africa

April 28, 2020

Emory on the front lines of COVID-19: An ER doctor’s personal sacrifices

April 28, 2020

Mathematicians unite faculty, students and countries to fight COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Emory Police: On call during uncertain times

April 23, 2020

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

April 22, 2020

'Science of Grief' web event will explore pandemic themes of loss, hope

April 22, 2020

Classes that click: Psychology of leadership

April 21, 2020

'Things don’t always go as planned:' Emory biology labs reinforce learning from uncertainty

April 21, 2020

Webinar series to explore faith, ministry during COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Emory implements cost-saving strategies to address financial impact of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Emory prepares to celebrate the extraordinary Class of 2020

April 17, 2020

Virtual Community Hub helps keep students connected

April 16, 2020

All hands on deck: Spiritual health across Emory’s hospitals and campuses

April 16, 2020

Bat ecology in the age of pandemics

April 16, 2020

Emory Global Health Institute launches contest for children’s book to explain COVID-19

April 15, 2020

'Pandemic Poetry' provides connection in the chaos

April 15, 2020

Classes that click: Population health

April 14, 2020

Finding connection and care: Emory Spiritual Life moves online during COVID-19

April 8, 2020

Classes that click: Introduction to sociology

April 7, 2020

All hands on deck: Transitioning Emory College to remote teaching

April 7, 2020

Pandemic lockdowns set up 'natural experiment' on air pollution

April 7, 2020

Great apes and COVID-19: Experts raise the alarm for endangered species

April 3, 2020

Beware false 'cures' for COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Classes that click: Physics for scientists and engineers

April 1, 2020

All hands on deck: Welcoming Oxford students to Atlanta

March 31, 2020

All hands on deck: Emory staff exhibit ‘can-do’ spirit and enduring sense of community

March 26, 2020

Getting back to chemistry basics: How simple soap saves lives

March 19, 2020

Social distancing key to keeping yourself and others safe

March 18, 2020

Emory cancels traditional Commencement activities

March 18, 2020

Why COVID-19 can’t beat a good hand-washing

Mar. 9, 2020

The NCAA is preparing for the coronavirus, and it’s complicated

Mar. 6, 2020

Pregnant and worried about coronavirus? Experts weigh in

Mar. 6, 2020

Coronavirus hits travel

Mar. 5, 2020

China’s virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

Mar. 4, 2020

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

Mar. 2, 2020

Closer Look: Emory University School of Medicine professor talks coronavirus prevention

Mar. 2, 2020

What you really need to know about coronavirus

Mar. 2, 2020

Cruises know how to clean after an illness outbreak. But what does a coronavirus cleanup look like?

Feb. 28, 2020

Gov. Kemp creates coronavirus task force that will assess state's preparations

Feb. 28, 2020

Scientists look to drugs already in development to combat COVID-19

Feb. 28, 2020

WHO: Potential for pandemic, but we’re not there yet

Feb. 27, 2020

Smart travel planning in the time of coronavirus

Feb. 26, 2020

The best defense against coronavirus

Feb. 26, 2020

What's the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Feb. 25, 2020

A rare legal battle: Can a state force a city to house coronavirus patients?

Feb. 24, 2020

Coronavirus: What is behind the changes in the way of counting confirmed cases in China?

Feb. 22, 2020

Coronavirus may be detectable before symptoms start, report suggests

Feb. 19, 2020

Video: Coronavirus and Emory

Feb. 18, 2020

Doctors look to existing drugs in coronavirus fight

Feb. 18, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on coronavirus

Feb. 10, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak should bring out the best in humanity

Feb. 8, 2020

Excessive fear of the Wuhan coronavirus can be dangerous

Feb. 7, 2020

Closer Look: Emory University professor discusses the complexity of coronavirus

Feb. 7, 2020

Life inside the coronavirus quarantine

Feb. 6, 2020

To fight coronavirus spread, the U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But it comes at a cost

Feb. 3, 2020

Coronavirus—what you need to know

Feb. 1, 2020

Can face masks prevent coronavirus? Experts say that it depends

Jan. 31, 2020

Face masks sell out amid coronavirus fears, but do you really need one?

Jan. 29, 2020

Face masks: What doctors say about their role in containing coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Window seat safest place to avoid potential transmission on flight: study

Jan. 29, 2020

New cases in China surpass SARS epidemic as infections grow abroad; WHO calls for emergency committee meeting

Jan. 29, 2020

Foundation steps in to help CDC fight coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

What you need to know about coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Here’s how coronavirus spreads on a plane -- and the safest place to sit

Jan. 28, 2020

Chinese outbreak fear spurs worldwide face mask shortage

Jan. 28, 2020

Coronavirus protection: Do N95 masks work? Should I wear a face mask amid outbreak?

Jan. 28, 2020

How helpful are face masks in preventing the spread of disease

Jan. 27, 2020

Atlanta’s airport 1 of 5 where CDC is screening passengers amid coronavirus outbreak

Jan. 27, 2020

Answering your questions about the Wuhan coronavirus

Jan. 27, 2020

Coronavirus: How is the deadly virus different to SARS and Ebola?

Jan. 25, 2020

What we know about the mysterious, pneumonia-like coronavirus spreading in China and elsewhere

Jan. 25, 2020

Coronavirus spurs a run of face masks. But do they work?

Jan. 24, 2020

Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in China; first three cases reported in Europe; first case reported in Australia; 2 cases confirmed in U.S.

Jan. 24, 2020

New coronavirus in the U.S.: What is isolation?

Jan. 24, 2020

Does wearing a mask while traveling ward off illness? Here’s what experts say

Jan. 24, 2020

Georgia hospitals on lookout for new flu-like virus

Jan. 24, 2020

How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola

Jan. 23, 2020

Emory doctor speaks on impact of coronavirus

Jan. 23, 2020

Coronavirus screening

Jan. 23, 2020

U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak has improved, but there’s a long way to go

Jan. 22, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on the coronavirus: “It is a very complex situation that we face

Jan. 21, 2020

Atlanta airport begins screening after first U.S. case of coronavirus

Jan. 21, 2020