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People are using the coronavirus as a dating app talking point and making profiles for it as if it were a human.

The coronavirus is turning up on dating apps, with pandemic-themed pick-up lines and people making profiles for the virus

As the coronavirus threatens to cancel the Olympics and shuts down small towns, Bumble and Hinge users are finding ways to poke fun at the outbreak.
The lobby of the 5-star Marco Polo Wuhan hotel is pictured deserted as guests and visitors stay away due to the COVID-19 virus affecting the city of Wuhan in Hubei province on January 29, 2020.

A 5-star hotel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has remained open for emergency workers and stranded guests. Here’s what it&...

The remaining staff at Marco Polo Wuhan deliver room service to guests and exercise daily at 10 a.m. as the city fights the coronavirus outbreak.
A young tourist wearing a protective facemask and a carnival mask visits the streets of Venice, on February 24, 2020.

More coronavirus cases are being diagnosed outside China than in — another indication the virus is nearing pandemic status

The WHO's director-general said it's time to "fight to contain the social and economic damage a global pandemic could do" as COVID-19 rates soar.
The flu vaccine's effectiveness depends on the type of viral strain infecting people that season.

The flu shot is 46% effective for this year’s 2020 flu season

The flu vaccine is usually 40% to 60% effective. This year it's 46% effective, according to the CDC. It's your best defense against the flu.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The coronavirus outbreak is reaching a global tipping point, and the window to contain it is ‘narrowing,’ according to WHO

"This outbreak could go any direction," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that "it could even be messy."

After supermarket frenzy, Singapore and Malaysia are working to stop cross-border coronavirus cases

The high travel volume between both countries could lead to more cross-border cases.
A medical worker puts on a face shield during a drill as part of preparations for a potential Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak, at a private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, June 24, 2015.

Workers on the front lines of coronavirus response at 6 US hospitals reveal what they do when a suspected case comes in

"We're trying to provide that personalized and compassionate care, while at the same time minimizing any potential for transmission," one doctor said.
An exhibition center has been converted into a hospital in Wuhan, February 5, 2020.

Some coronavirus patients experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea before they get a fever. They could spread the virus through poop.

Though the virus primarily causes fever and difficulty breathing, these rarer symptoms sometimes appear first.

5 British nationals tested positive for the coronavirus after staying at a French ski resort

French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn made a statement at a press conference that those infected are not in serious condition.
Hyo-Jick Choi (right) and Ilaria Rubin (left).

A biomedical engineer created a mask coated in salt that he says could neutralize viruses like the coronavirus in 5 minutes

A research team says coating surgical face masks in table salt allows them to kill pathogens, thereby reducing disease transmission.