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.

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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.

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May 28, 2021

Illness duration and symptom profile in a large cohort of symptomatic UK school-aged children tested for SARS-CoV-2 | Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Handling Summary | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of COVID-19
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May 20, 2021

Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks at Childcare Facilities | Extended interval BNT16b2 vaccination enhances peak antibody generation in older people | Risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection in a university student population | Risk of clinical sequelae after the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection

May 14, 2021

An Examination of School Reopening Strategies during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic | Effect of Convalescent Plasma on Mortality among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: Initial Three-Month Experience | Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in Kenyan blood donors
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May 7, 2021

Children make up nearly 21% of new COVID-19 cases | Antibody Response to 2-Dose SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Series in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients | Performance Evaluation of Serial SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing During a Nursing Home Outbreak |

April 29, 2021

The Global Case-Fatality Rate of COVID-19 Has Been Declining Since May 2020 | High-dimensional characterization of post-acute sequalae of COVID-19 | When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated: How to Protect Yourself and Others | Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19

April 23, 2021

KFF/The Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Survey | SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and subsequent infection risk in healthy young adults: a prospective cohort study | COVID-19 neuropathology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital

Situation Dashboards

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation from World Health Organization (WHO)
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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

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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