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Staff distribute traditional Chinese medicine on Tuesday intended to treat COVID-19 at the Sanmin residential community in Wuhan, China, where six new cases were recently confirmed. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via Zuma via CP)

Beijing has fuelled a huge trade in animal-based remedies. Is that where the pandemic began?

Terry Glavin: A study suggesting the coronavirus arose from trafficking in bat-derived concoctions is getting attention. So is the WHO’s role in legitimizing the business.
Tedros Adhanom (L), Director General of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) prior to their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Jan. 28, 2020. (CP/EPA/Naohiko Hatta)

China was in violation of International Health Regulations. What do we do now?

As we look towards a post-coronavirus world, we must seek accountability for the human toll and economic devastation that this virus has wrought
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. The world's major countries are already jockeying for control of an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. (Artyom Ivanov/TASS/Getty Images)

How geopolitics is shaping the race for a coronavirus vaccine

It will instantly become the most highly coveted resource on the planet. National wealth and global political clout may determine who gets it first.
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The science of novel coronavirus

Timothy Sly: The basic reproductive number of coronavirus is 2.6. Here’s what that means.
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Canadians drink more alcohol than the global average, says report

A new report from the World Health Organization looks at per capita alcohol consumption in close to 200 countries. Here’s how Canada ranks.
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Why you should back off the bacon backlash

There are so many other things around us that contain cancer-causing carcinogens—including the mere act of living
A health worker in protective gear carries empty blood sample kits at the Bong County Ebola treatment center in Suakoko, Liberia.

Chasing an Ebola vaccine

The race for the vaccine is less about stopping this epidemic than protecting against the next one
Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph

How safe are we from Ebola?

For months, the predictions have been dire. Now, they are almost apocalyptic. The real fight against Ebola is finally under way.
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Why is the overwhelmed MSF in charge of the Ebola fight?

A ’perfect storm’ of ‎issues has left the world unprepared to deal with a worsening catastrophe
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Polio expert Bruce Aylward on eradicating the disease worldwide

And why a failure to immunize every child could lead to an outbreak here