The latest research and updates about the novel coronavirus pandemic provided by Nature Middle East.
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Analysis of burial records, satellite images and social media helps make up for missing data in low-resource countries.
13 June 2023
Insights into how the body responds to two doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine could guide future uses.
11 November 2022
A multinational panel calls for coordinated global action to strengthen healthcare infrastructures to end the pandemic.
3 November 2022
Higher UV radiation was linked to lower case numbers.
21 September 2022
Poverty, non-communicable diseases and low vaccination rates increase the risk of children being orphaned due to COVID-19 deaths.
31 August 2022
Scientists use AI to enhance the resolution of lung abnormalities in CT scans.
1 June 2022
An analysis reveals that COVID-19’s toll may have been greatly underestimated, including in the Middle East, where epidemiological monitoring efforts have generally fallen short.
4 April 2022
Surveys have revealed the grave effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the displaced and vulnerable young people in Jordan.
3 February 2022
Around two-thirds of survey respondents from Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian West Bank were unwilling or hesitant about COVID-19 vaccination.
14 December 2021
A new sensor, based on organic transistors, combines speed and accuracy in detecting single-molecule antigens belonging to the viruses that cause COVID-19 and MERS.
2 June 2021
A universal language for describing bioethical principles could support clinical research for COVID-19 and other medical conditions.
26 May 2021
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.