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Stay up to date with the latest coronavirus news and updates. The interactive COVID-19 map below is provided by Johns Hopkins University and tracks the spread of the coronavirus worldwide. To use the map, click on and drag your mouse across the map to bring your country into view. Clicking on the red areas will bring up confirmed cases and fatalities in those areas.

Obesity should be treated holistically, not defined by weight

Medical organizations in Canada urge doctors to take a new and holistic approach in treating patients with obesity, citing weight discrimination hampers treatment. A new...

No, the extra hygiene precautions we’re taking for COVID-19 won’t weaken our immune systems

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re constantly being reminded to practise good hygiene by frequently washing our hands and regularly cleaning the spaces where we...

Melbourne under strict lockdown measures to halt virus spread

Australia’s Victoria state has reintroduced new and tighter lockdown measures following the rising number of new coronavirus infections across Melbourne. While Australia’s previous lockdown successfully...

US economy stuck in ‘deep hole’ amid slow growth

A JPMorgan economist warned of weak spending and rising unemployment rates, citing that the U.S. economy may not yet exit the "deep hole" it...

5 ways to get mental health help without having to talk on the phone

Access to mental health support has never been more important, as Melburnians are hit with a stage 4 lockdown and much of the rest...

PPE unmasked: why health-care workers in Australia are inadequately protected against coronavirus

In Victoria, more than 1,100 health-care workers have now been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Some 11% of active cases are...

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