Are there better ways to detect the coronavirus in our body? A small study from China suggests antibody testing as a potentially more accurate method to find the coronavirus, even in people showing no symptoms.
A group of scientists collected samples from some of the initially infected COVID-19 patients to show its similarities to other coronavirus infections in humans and animals, allowing them to track where may have come from.
Reality now matches what was predicted. According to models, travel restrictions alone would only delay the epidemic status of COVID-19. But when they are combined with social distancing, the two policies drastically reduce the predicted number of new cases.
Computer models are handy tools to figure out how well our public health interventions might work in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic simply by looking at the numbers.