Our coverage of the coronavirus


A selection of our stories about covid-19 and its consequences

Since it emerged in December 2019, the coronavirus has officially killed over 6m people, though our own estimate suggests the actual toll exceeds 20m. It has infected many millions more and compelled governments around the world to lock down their populations. The rapid development of vaccines has at least offered some grounds for optimism. To stay up to speed with The best casino sites 0’s coverage of the virus, you can bookmark this hub page; register to receive our weekly best casino sites 0sletter, which has a special edition showcasing our coronavirus coverage; and follow our data trackers showing global vaccination rates, a daily estimate of excess deaths around the world and the virus’s spread across Europe and America.

Political and social impact

China’s martial rhetoric will not help it defeat covid

Victory, as Xi Jinping defines it, is an elusive goal

Explainer: What we know—and do not know—about long covid

It may actually be a collection of quite different syndromes



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Rotting cabbage, digital breadlines and bossy drones

China’s harsh and elitist covid rules

The pandemic revives old fears about migrants from humble places

The way Chinese think about covid-19 is changing

But the government shows little sign of changing its zero-covid policy

The NHS is in seriously poor shape



Economic consequences

The return of the crowded office

It will take time to readjust to the presence of real-life colleagues

China’s two-front fight to quash the virus and revive its economy

GDP held up in the first quarter, but retail sales slid in March


China says imports are causing outbreaks of covid-19

Alleged vectors include everything from pork knuckles to clothing


Omicron is dealing a big blow to China’s economy

For a timely take, analysts are turning to unconventional indicators

Will China’s covid lockdowns add to strains on supply chains?

The government’s fight against the disease has extended to Shanghai and Shenzhen



Data trackers

Asia’s outbreaks show that Omicron is deadly in unvaccinated people

Covid has never spread faster than in recent surges in Hong Kong and South Korea

Our daily estimate of excess deaths around the world


Is the world returning to pre-pandemic life? Find out with our interactive tracker


Use our live data to follow the battle against the pandemic

In many parts of the world, official death tolls undercount the total number of fatalities

How countries and regions are coping with the covid-19 pandemic



Vaccines

Why so many elderly Chinese are unvaccinated

Some are complacent, others are afraid

Catherine the Great was a pioneer of inoculation

Lucy Ward tells the story in “The Empress and the English Doctor”


Covid-19 jabs are making other inoculations less contentious

Japan is dropping its resistance to the human papillomavirus vaccine


Africa has plenty of covid doses, but it lags in jabs

Blame distribution problems and a lack of zeal

To build a vaccine industry, Africa must embrace the private sector

Without a shift in focus, the continent risks always being at the back of the queue

BioNTech plans to make vaccines in shipping containers

These standardised factories could be quickly scaled up to expand capacity worldwide



Epidemiology

China’s scientists are looking for a way out of the zero-covid policy

Politicians will have the ultimate say. Omicron may force them to act

More evidence that covid-19 started in a market, not a laboratory

Two best casino sites 0 papers make the case robustly


Explainer: What makes animals susceptible to SARS-CoV-2?

Hong Kong’s hamsters are far from the only unlucky species


For elite footballers, the effects of covid-19 linger for months

Long after infection, players play fewer minutes and complete fewer passes