Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus [Updated 3/26]

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More than 511,000 people have been infected with a new coronavirus that has spread widely from its origin in China over the past few months. Over 23,000 have already died. Our comprehensive guide for understanding and navigating this global public health threat is below.

This is a rapidly developing epidemic, and we will update this guide every day at 3pm EDT to keep you as prepared and informed as possible.

March 8: Initial publication of the document.
Latest Updates: A new section on loss of smell. Updated global and US case counts.
A list of all updates and additions to this document can be found at the end.

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