Selected epidemiology links and papers for COVID-19
The links in this short section are not really epidemiology papers, hundreds of which will soon be published, but will hopefully still be of interest.
It is notable, that similar to responses to HIV, there is already a need for a website to counter conspiracy theories.
WHO daily situation reports
WHO now publishes daily updates on incidence and suspected routes of transmission in all countries and regions.
Online updated figures by country
Characteristics and timeline of COVID-19 in China: summary of >72,000 cases
Summary of main epidemiology data from China that includes timeline from first reported case on 8 December 2019 and main risk factors.
Ref: Characteristics of and important lessons from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in China: summary of a report of 72,314 cases from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. JAMA. (20 February 2020).
Public health responses to COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships
CDC MMWR describes in detail risk from three cruise ships that included more than 800 cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, and public health implications.
Ref: Public health responses to COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships — worldwide, February–March 2020. CDC MMWR. / 69(12);347-352. (26 March 2020).
Genomic study points to natural origin of COVID-19
US NIH director Francis Collins reviews a paper from the journal Nature Medicine that provides scientific evidence that this novel coronavirus arose naturally.
Ref: Collins F. Genomic study points to natural origin of COVID-19. Directors blog. 26 March 2020.
COVID-19 denialism: differentiating real news from rumours
US website to help the general public distinguish between rumours and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Ref: FEMA. Coronavirus Rumor Control.