Can the Virus Be Stopped? The Global Effort to Contain Covid-19

Epidemiologists and doctors around the world are doing all they can to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But new hotspots continue to pop up, indicating that it may already be too late. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Passengers from the Diamond Princess are evacuated. The ship has become symbolic of how not to treat an epidemic.

Passengers from the Diamond Princess are evacuated. The ship has become symbolic of how not to treat an epidemic.

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Coronavirus patients at a makeshift clinic in Wuhan: Many experts are concerned that President Xi Jinping is showing optimism.

Coronavirus patients at a makeshift clinic in Wuhan: Many experts are concerned that President Xi Jinping is showing optimism.

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"If the virus spreads around the world, we will have to free up beds as fast as possible"

Christian Drosten, director of the Institute of Virology at the Charité Hospital in Berlin

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