Invisible, oderless, and it could be anywhere — the novel coronavirus has the perfect "ingredients" to maximize human fear. And when that happens, people act irrationally. Join us for a small dose of medicine.
Panic buying and corona parties: SARS-CoV-2 triggers fear and selfish behavior. But solidarity, helpfulness and empathy are also side effects of crises. And there are many good reasons for that.
There are over 1 million confirmed coronavirus infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 3.9 billion people — roughly half of everyone on Earth — are confined to their homes by the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Monetary Fund has said it received requests for emergency financing from over 90 countries struggling to cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow DW for the latest.
The US death toll is now greater than China's official count. And a record number of people have died in the past 24 hours in France, Spain and the UK. Follow DW for the latest.
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