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As the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 sweeps the globe and garners massive media attention, Parasites Without Borders staff are curating resources in a timely ongoing basis. We believe the information posted here is worthy of further examination by the science and medical communities. Our primary goal remains, to bring the latest medical and biological information to the forefront for researchers and practicing physicians.

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COVID-19 Testing Strategy Simulator

There are many strategies that will reduce infection in your population. Any testing will reduce your disease burden. Using this tool to compare pooling, test accuracy, testing frequency, and costs will allow you to choose the strategy best suited to your needs and your community.

October 15, 2021

The durability of immunity against reinfection by SARS-CoV-2: a comparative evolutionary study | IVIG Compared to IVIG Plus Infliximab in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children | AZD7442 request for Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 prophylaxis filed in US | COVID-19 Outbreaks at Youth Summer Camps — Louisiana, June–July 2021

October 4, 2021

Incidence, co-occurrence, and evolution of long-COVID features: A 6-month retrospective cohort study of 273,618 survivors of COVID-19 | Safety Monitoring of an Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, August 12–September 19, 2021 | Impact of Timing of Tocilizumab Use in Hospitalized Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection
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September 23, 2021

Virologic features of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children | Steroids use in non-oxygen requiring COVID-19 patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis | NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19 The COVID-19 Hospitalization Metric in the Pre- and Post-vaccination Eras as a Measure of Pandemic Severity: A Retrospective, Nationwide Cohort Study | High genetic barrier to escape from human polyclonal SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies | Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses | HHS Announces State/territory-coordinated Distribution System for Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics | Daily testing for contacts of individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection and attendance and SARS-CoV-2 transmission in English secondary schools and colleges: an open-label, cluster-randomised trial | SARS-CoV-2 Transmission to Masked and Unmasked Close Contacts of University Students with COVID-19 — St. Louis, Missouri, January–May 2021 | A year of genomic surveillance reveals how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic unfolded in Africa

September 15, 2021

Long-Term Symptoms Among Adults Tested for SARS-CoV-2 — United States, January 2020–April 2021 | Overlooked Shortcomings of Observational Studies of Interventions in Coronavirus Disease 2019: An Illustrated Review for the Clinician | Long-Term Symptoms Among Adults Tested for SARS-CoV-2

September 10, 2021

Ivermectin Intended for Animals: Letter to Stakeholders - Do Not Use in Humans as a Treatment for COVID-19 | Characteristics and Outcomes of Women With COVID-19 Giving Birth at US Academic Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report | Long COVID - the physical and mental health of children and non-hospitalised young people 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection; a national matched cohort study (The CLoCk) Study. | Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School — Marin County, California, May–June 2021 | 1-year outcomes in hospital survivors with COVID-19: a longitudinal cohort study | Convalescent plasma recommendations from IDSA

September 3, 2021

Unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost the U.S. health system billions of dollars | Comirnaty and PfizeSARS-CoV-2 Infections and Hospitalizations Among Persons Aged ≥16 Years | A third COVID-19 vaccine shot markedly boosts neutralizing antibody potency and breadth | Durability of antibody responses elicited by a single dose of Ad26.COV2.S and substantial increase following late boosting |.Virological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections in health care workers | COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics Among Close Contacts of Index Patients With COVID-19 | COVID-19 false dichotomies and a comprehensive review of the evidence regarding public health, COVID-19 symptomatology, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, mask wearing, and reinfection

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU
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COVID-19 in US and Canada

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Genomic Epidemiology COVID-19

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Sources for COVID-19 Information

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International Society for Infectious Diseases

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