The latest research and updates about the novel coronavirus pandemic provided by Nature Middle East.
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Researchers in countries like Egypt require more centralized support for their sequencing efforts.
7 May 2021
Despite the importance of studying epidemics in their local contexts, funding challenges continue to affect researchers across the region.
28 April 2021
The long-term impacts of the pandemic on childhood cancer outcomes are not yet clear
11 March 2021
Vast economic gaps and conflicts are behind large inequities in vaccine distribution among Arab populations.
3 March 2021
An online tool for exploring all the SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced so far will help researchers stay ahead of new variants.
19 February 2021
The COVID-19 vaccines continue a long history of saving lives and keeping people healthy.
25 January 2021
The pandemic is developing into a human rights crisis for minorities, migrant workers, refugees and internally displaced persons in the Middle East and across the globe.
1 December 2020
Concurrent national crises have backed scientists into a corner.
14 October 2020
Muriel T. Zaatar, assistant professor of biology at University of Balamand Dubai, outlines the UAE’s efforts to protect its population against the spread of COVID-19, and how to gauge its success.
7 August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing broader attention to the longstanding ailments of Egypt’s medical profession.
3 July 2020
The unique context of the Middle East and North Africa provides challenges and opportunities in the battle against COVID-19, explains US-based infectious disease epidemiologist, Amira Roess1 .
19 June 2020
Weekly updated World Health Organization figures on COVID-19 cases and deaths within the Arab region.
18 June 2020
Arab entrepreneurs are tackling the pandemic head-on with artificial intelligence, telehealth, 3D-printed ventilator parts, and contact tracing apps.
12 June 2020
Researchers in Arab institutions have joined the global effort to understand, monitor, test and control the spread of COVID-19.
4 June 2020
COVID-19 has put the illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight by highlighting the threat posed to human health.
11 May 2020
Scientists are using time away from their labs to dig deeply into their data.
6 April 2020
Nature Middle East asked Ghina Mumtaz1 , an epidemiologist working in Lebanon, about the spread of COVID-19 in the Arab region.
3 April 2020
Syria has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 sparking new concerns for a country with a crumbling healthcare system.
25 March 2020
Humanitarian actors across the region are scrambling to ensure the most vulnerable are not left behind as spread of COVID-19 continues unabated.
18 March 2020
Across the region, an increasing number of COVID-19 cases are being confirmed as the region takes measures to curb the spread of the virus.
17 March 2020
Residents in Arab countries can find local instructions and guidance regarding COVID-19 on the following websites.