The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.
The same technological forces that make the Wuhan outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response.
J.W. Nevile Fellow Tim Harcourt from the UNSW Business School explains how the coronavirus will affect the Australian economy; namely the services exports, tourism and education where the big impacts will be felt.
The use of face masks is becoming more common, but do they really protect against coronavirus?
UNSW Business School Associate Professor Mark Humphery-Jenner discusses the global economic impact of the novel coronavirus.
The 1918 Spanish Flu, the 1957-1958 Asian Flu and the 2001-2002 SARS pandemic give us a frame of reference.
There's no evidence you can spread the novel coronavirus before showing symptoms, but one study suggests it's possible for children and young people to be infectious without ever having symptoms.