An ad hoc and unofficial collection of resources. I live in Illinois, so I'm including Illinois-specific resources. - Hal
The disease: COVID-19 - coronavirus disease.
The virus: SARS-CoV-2 - severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
See "Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs)..." and "The Hammer and the Dance" below for use of these terms.
containment: tracking the dissemination of a disease within a community, and then using isolation and individual quarantines to keep people who have been infected by or exposed to the disease from spreading it
mitigation: slowing but not necessarily stopping epidemic spread – reducing peak healthcare demand while protecting those most at risk of severe disease from infection... for example:
suppression: reversing epidemic growth, reducing case numbers to low levels and maintaining that situation indefinitely, for example:
anosmia: loss of sense of smell
ageusia: loss of sense of taste
NOTE: 2020-03-21 ENT UK: Loss of sense of smell as marker of COVID-19 infection (slow link)
there have been a rapidly growing number of reports of a significant increase in the number of patients presenting with anosmia in the absence of other symptoms
receiver protection: your mask protects you from others. A properly fitted N95 provides effective receiver protection, but fitting is very difficult and not easily achieved by members of the public without training and equipment.
source control: your mask protects others from you. A basic surgical-type face covering provides effective source control.
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
OHSHA: COVID-19 Control and Prevention
Measures for protecting workers from exposure to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 depend on the type of work being performed and exposure risk, including potential for interaction with infectious people and contamination of the work environment...
South China Morning Post: How to make your own mask: Hong Kong scientists reveal temporary solution
Prusa Protective Face Shield - RC2 - 3D printing
Dr. Lauren Streicher A Surgeon's Guide to Sewing a Surgical Mask
World Health Organization
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard (CCDD)
Illinois Department of Public Health
Publishers provide the following content without a paywall.
The Lancet: COVID-19 Resource Centre
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Network: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NeJM (New England Journal of Medicine): Coronavirus (Covid-19)
MIT Technology Review: Coronavirus
Financial Times: Coronavirus: free to read
the US and South Korea reported their first cases on the same day
Washington Post daily counts for coronavirus in the U.S.
Citymapper Mobility Index (CMI) % of city moving compared to usual
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Dadax Worldometer COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
COVID ACT NOW TEAM: Why you must act now
Johns Hopkins CSSE: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map
Our World in Data: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research also listed under "Data and Notebooks" below
The Atlantic: COVID19 Tracker
The COVID Tracking Project collects information from 50 US states and the District of Columbia to provide the most comprehensive public data we can on state-level testing for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.
HealthMap: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Financial Times: Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads
Avi Schiffmann: nCoV2019.live - impressive work by high school student
we’re launching new, free resources, as well as surfacing interesting course collections, community discussions, and expert interviews. We’ll continue to update this list with new resources...
All of these may be taken for free. Some also have a paid option.
Imperial College London
HKU (University of Hong Kong)
This workshop is a pilot programme jointly presented by The University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health of HKUMed and Journalism and Media Studies Centre as part of an initiative to enable journalists to develop greater insight related to public health and science. The kick-off session addresses the basics of infectious diseases, which is highly relevant for COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks.
program starts about 5 minutes into the video
OpenWHO - Responding to COVID-19
Larry Brilliant, MD, MPH
Tonight #DeborahBirx stated that models anticipating large-scale transmission of COVID-19 do not match reality on the ground...
It is a fundamental scientific error to take the current success of containment in some places as a sign that permanent containment is possible. We should work to make it possible, but 1918 flu and, frankly, the germ theory of disease show that containment is a temporary victory
Dr. Dena Grayson
I think most people aren’t aware of the risk of systemic healthcare failure due to #COVID19 because they simply haven’t run the numbers yet. Let’s talk math.
COVID-19 Prep Update- March 14:
Last night I was on with state & local officials around the US well into the night. By March 23 many of our largest cities & hospitals are on course to be overrun with cases.
I am going to prepare a memo for them. I will share highlights here.
Imperial College London, Ferguson, Laydon, et al.
1. Confirmed cases (orange) lagged behind actual cases (grey) by about 10 days.
2. The curve in actual cases turned down when lockdown started.
Alanna Shaikh | TEDxSMU
Carl Bergstrom/Drew Harris
In blue, ICU & deaths from the flu. In yellow & red, from the virus
Mortality % does not matter yet because the higher the yellow line, the higher the mortality OF ALL CONDITIONS you might visit a hospital for
But the real problem is resource saturation (translated) - Francesco Menegalli
on average every other step in the transmission chain will have a mutation and so would look something like:
Wicked problem Summary article in Wikipedia. Severe global pandemics are wicked problems.
How Complex Systems Fail, by Richard I. Cook, MD, Cognitive technologies Laboratory University of Chicago: Classic paper from 1998.
2020-03-27 London (?), Shiraz Maher
2020-03-25 New York City, Dr. Ashley Bray
"We don’t have the tools that we need."
2020-03-23 New York City, Craig Spencer MD MPH, Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine @ColumbiaMed / @NYPhospital and Faculty in Forced Migration & Health @ColumbiaMSPH | @MSF_USA BoD |#Ebola survivor
2020-03-21 London, Natalie Silvey, Anaesthetic registrar, dabbles in healthcare policy and healthcare data geek. Proud Girly Swot, Feminist & European
2020-03-15 West Michigan, Dr. Rob Davidson, Dad, husband, ER doc, and Exec Dir of the Committee to Protect Medicare because ALL Americans need affordable healthcare, ,
2020-03-11 Western Europe, Physician
Here is how it looks in practice. Most of my childhood friends are now doctors working in north Italy. In Milan, in Bergamo, in Padua, they are having to choose between intubating a 40-year-old with two kids, a 40-year old who is fit and healthy with no co-morbidities, and a 60-year-old with high blood pressure, because they don't have enough beds. In the hallway, meanwhile, there are another 15 people waiting who are already hardly breathing and need oxygen.
2020-03-09 Bergamo, Italy, Silvia Stringhini, Social and lifecourse epidemiologist. Studies biological consequences of social inequalities / Dr. Daniele Macchini author of original Italian posting
the epidemiological disaster is taking place. And there are no more surgeons, urologists, orthopedists, we are only doctors who suddenly become part of a single team to face this tsunami that has overwhelmed us
IHME COVID-19 Projections
New York Times We’re Sharing Coronavirus Case Data for Every U.S. County
Covid Near You
Excellent! Citizen Science joins the battle against COVID-19 - Hal
Created by epidemiologists and software developers at Harvard, Boston Children's Hospital and a group of volunteers from across the technology industry. Covid Near You uses crowdsourced data to visualize maps to help citizens and public health agencies identify current and potential hotspots for the recent pandemic coronavirus, COVID-19.
Corona Data Scraper pulls COVID-19 Coronavirus case data from verified sources, finds the corresponding GeoJSON features, and adds population data.
Unacast: Social Distancing Scoreboard based on mobile device data
Kinsa US Health Weather Map
The U.S. Health Weather Map is a visualization of seasonal illness linked to fever - specifically influenza-like illness. The aggregate, anonymized data visualized here is a product of Kinsa’s network of Smart Thermometers and the accompanying mobile applications.
Our World in Data: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research
Semantic Scholar: CORD-19 COVID-19 Open Research Dataset
Example notebooks by the CoCalc Team
SARS-CoV-19 Corona Virus Data jupyter notebook by Harald Schilly using datasets from Kaggle
Sage Worksheets by Hal Snyder; bar plots using API & data from the Covid Tracking Project
2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository by Johns Hopkins CSSE
THE [email protected] CONSORTIUM (FAHC) Coronavirus – What we’re doing and how you can help
Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen
Australian Food News: Implications of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) for Food Processing
Cook County Dept of Public Health (CCDPH) COVID-19 Surveillance Data
This data represents all confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH). The jurisdiction of CCDPH includes all municipalities and portions of municipalities within Cook County, except for Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie and Stickney Township, each of which has its own state-certified local health department.
United Way of Illinois, Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, et al: Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
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