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.

March 8, 2021

Difference in SARS-CoV-2 attack rate between children and adults may reflect bias | Update on long COVID prevalence estimate | Association of Convalescent Plasma Treatment With Clinical Outcomes in Patients With COVID-19 | Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

March 3, 2021

Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of death from COVID-19: an OpenSAFELY cohort analysis based on two cohorts | Inhaled budesonide in the treatment of early COVID-19 illness: a randomised controlled trial | Sequelae in Adults at 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection

February 22, 2021

Early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation for prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 mortality in patients admitted to hospital in the United States: cohort study | Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) | Decreased SARS-CoV-2 viral load following vaccination

February 8, 2021

Full-dose blood thinners decreased need for life support and improved outcome in hospitalized COVID-19 patients | Increased Resistance of SARS-CoV-2 Variants B.1.351 and B.1.1.7 to Antibody Neutralization | Single Dose Vaccination in Healthcare Workers Previously Infected with SARS-CoV-2

February 1, 2021

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrates 89.3% Efficacy in UK Phase 3 Trial | Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Met Primary Endpoints in Interim Analysis of its Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial | SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody LY-CoV555 in Outpatients with Covid-19

January 25, 2021

COVID-19 Symptoms: Longitudinal Evolution and Persistence in Outpatient Settings | The impact of Spike mutations on SARS-CoV-2 neutralization | Vitamin D Status is Associated With In-hospital Mortality and Mechanical Ventilation: A Cohort of COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients

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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