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.

July 12, 2021

Association Between Administration of IL-6 Antagonists and Mortality Among Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 | The Impact of COVID Vaccination on Symptoms of Long COVID. An International Survey of People with Lived Experience of Long COVID | Ad26.COV2.S elicited neutralizing activity against Delta and other SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern | Prevention and Attenuation of Covid-19 with the BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccines | Ivermectin to prevent hospitalizations in patients with COVID-19 (IVERCOR-COVID19) a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial | Efficacy of Portable Air Cleaners and Masking for Reducing Indoor Exposure to Simulated Exhaled SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols — United States, 2021

July 6 2021

Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Suicidal Ideation Among State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic | By Now, Burnout Is a Given | Confronting Our Next National Health Disaster — Long-Haul Covid | Serum Neutralizing Activity of mRNA-1273 against SARS-CoV-2 Variants |
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June 25, 2021

Efficacy and safety of azithromycin in Covid-19 patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials Azithromycin (AZM) is commonly used in Covid-19 patients based on low-quality evidence, increasing the risk of developing adverse events and antimicrobial resistance.
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June 8, 2021

Association of Simulated COVID-19 Vaccination and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions With Infections, Hospitalizations, and Mortality Colchicine for community-treated patients with COVID-19 (COLCORONA): a phase 3, randomised, double-blinded, adaptive, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial
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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

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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