COVID-19
Weekly Updates

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.

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). Project Bududa, Uganda site

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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.

Viral Research Lab Setting

January 4, 2021

Reports of “Long-COVID”, are rising: Attributes and predictors of "Long COVID" | Afucosylated IgG characterizes enveloped viral responses and correlates with COVID-19 severity | More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some | Induction of alarmin S100A8/A9 mediates activation of aberrant neutrophils in the pathogenesis of COVID-19 | ApoE isoform-dependent SARS-CoV-2 neurotropism and cellular response

December 28, 2020

A distinct innate immune signature marks progression from mild to severe COVID-19 | Induction of alarmin S100A8/A9 mediates activation of aberrant neutrophils in the pathogenesis of COVID-19 | Discordant neutralizing antibody and T cell responses in asymptomatic and mild SARS-CoV-2 infection

December 22, 2020

Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 (VACO) Index for COVID-19 Mortality | V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker | COVID-19 Vaccines and Severe Allergic Reactions | FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine | K reports new variant, termed VUI 202012/01

December 14, 2020

Repurposed Antiviral Drugs for Covid-19 — Interim WHO Solidarity Trial Results | Safety and efficacy of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2: an interim analysis of four randomized controlled trials in Brazil, South Africa, and the UK | FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for first COVID-19 vaccine

December 7, 2020

Olfactory transmucosal SARS-CoV-2 invasion as a port of central nervous system entry in individuals with COVID-19 | The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Interim Recommendation for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, 2020 | Updated CDC guidance on when to quarantine

November 30, 2020

AZD1222 vaccine met primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19 | Repurposed antiviral drugs for COVID-19 –interim WHO SOLIDARITY trial results | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19 | A Randomized Trial of Convalescent Plasma in Covid-19 Severe Pneumonia

Situation Dashboards

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation from World Health Organization (WHO)
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Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

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

1Point3Acres Real-Time Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in US and Canada with Credible Sources
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Genomic Epidemiology COVID-19

Genomic Epidemiology of (COVID-19) Maintained by the Nextstrain team, enabled by data from GISAID.

Sources for COVID-19 Information

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World Health Organization (WHO)

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Centers for Disease Control, US

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International Society for Infectious Diseases

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This Week in Virology (TWIV)

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