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The SARS-CoV-2 scenario

The current healthcare crisis forces us to reflect on the way to act, the resources available to science, or the importance of good communication.

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Genomes for a pandemic

Knowing the detailed genomes of viruses and their phylogenies allows us to understand the origin of the outbreak. Was it a zoonosis from bats or were other hosts involved? Where did this fatal transition occur? What is the rate of change of the virus?

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How to report on the coronavirus?

Gema Revuelta, Ángela Bernardo, Margarita del Val, and Salvador Macip offer their opinion on the media coverage of the pandemic.

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In winter, snakes sleep

Let us look at the coronavirus outbreak in China. Dissemination of accurate and well-interpreted information is key in the early stages of an emerging outbreak.

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Why are there fewer known cases of COVID-19 in children?

Fernando González Candelas, Full Professor of Genetics at the University of Valencia, explains how the virus affects children.

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