Coronavirus, COVID-19 and resources
We’re all overwhelmed with the information out there. This is an attempt to bring some of the best pieces together into one location. I have divided things into Peer-Reviewed articles (i.e., the medical journals), News articles, Websites/Blog posts, and some of the California county health department sites and recommendations. Not all of these are new, but bringing it all together is.
- NEJM Coronavirus Summary
a collection of articles and other resources
- Practical recommendations for critical care and anesthesiology teams caring for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patients
good review of the PPE requirements
- The Internet Book of Critical Care
great review including the primary clinical characteristics of both strains
- Care for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19
resources if you need to care for these patients in a critical care setting
- Critical Care Utilization for the COVID-19 Outbreak in Lombardy, Italy
Early experience and some forecasting of needs
- Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China
published 2/28/2020, with an associated editorial from the head of NIAID, NIH, and CDC — by which time we were already seeing it far beyond China
- First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States
e-pub before print on 3/5/2020 — when we had >1000 cases in the US
- Contamination: a comparison of 2 personal protective systems
where folks are likely to get contaminated if they aren’t careful with their PPE
- Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic
fascinating study of how different public health responses changed the infection and death rates
- An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time
this is the group who put together the dashboard by the Johns Hopkins team
- I Lived Through SARS and Reported on Ebola. These are the Questions We Should be Asking About Coronavirus
A reporter talks about the way we ask questions… how many people can we test (not how many tests can we run), etc.
- How Bad Is the Coronavirus? And What You Can Do to Curb Its Spread
The author consolidates information from many different sources into a great overview.
- The Extraordinary Decisions Facing Italian Doctors
Triage on a scale most of us have never considered.
- The Korean Clusters
How one person can expose over 1000 to the virus
- These Common Household Products Can Destroy the Novel Coronavirus
What works and why, and why you don’t need to stockpile toilet paper
- How Epidemics like Covid-19 End (and how to end them faster)
Great article about how diseases spread and epidemics stop. Some of the same stuff I’ve talked about in my Understanding Risk & Uncertainty presentation, but with interactive graphics!
Websites & Blogs
- The Coronavirus Dashboard
Created by a 17 year old student
- Epigenetic testing to track mutations and spread of virus
Fascinating “genealogy” of the fast-spreading virus
- Cryptic Transmission of Novel Coronavirus
Easy to understand explanation of mutations and how to track spread
- Hopkins Dashboard
From the ID team and engineering group at Johns Hopkins
- Flatten The Curve
This MPH has a background in vaccines and infections diseases.
California County Info
I’m focusing on the Bay Area, since that’s where I live and work.