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.

November 16, 2020

Preexisting and de novo humoral immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in humans | Pfizer and BioNTech announce vaccine candidate against COVID-19 achieved success in first interim analysis from phase 3 study | FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of COVID-19
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November 5, 2020

Persistence of viral RNA, pneumocyte syncytia and thrombosis are hallmarks of advanced COVID-19 pathology | SARS-CoV-2 direct cardiac damage through spike-mediated cardiomyocyte 3 fusion | Prolonged infectious SARS-CoV-2 shedding from an asymptomatic immunocompromised cancer patient.

October 26, 2020

An inflammatory cytokine signature predicts COVID-19 severity and survival | Moderna phase III clinical study protocol | Pfizer phase III clinical study protocol | Identifying Optimal COVID-19 Testing Strategies for Schools and Businesses: Balancing Testing Frequency, Individual Test Technology, and Cost

October 16, 2020

Smell and taste changes are early indicators of the COVID-19 pandemic and political decision effectiveness | Vascular Disease and Thrombosis in SARS-CoV-2- Infected Rhesus Macaques | COVID-19 and Excess All-Cause Mortality in the US and 18 Comparison Countries

October 8, 2020

Inborn errors of type I IFN immunity in patients with life-threatening COVID-19 | Rethinking Covid-19 Test Sensitivity — A Strategy for Containment | Adolescent with COVID-19 as the Source of an Outbreak at a 3-Week Family Gathering — Four States, June–July 2020 | Trends in COVID-19 Incidence After Implementation of Mitigation Measures — Arizona, January 22–August 7, 2020

September 29, 2020

Case-Control Study of Use of Personal Protective Measures and Risk for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection, Thailand | Characteristics and Maternal and Birth Outcomes of Hospitalized Pregnant Women with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 13 States, March 1–August 22, 2020 | Safety and immunogenicity of an rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based heterologous prime-boost COVID-19 vaccine in two formulations: two open, non-randomised phase 1/2 studies from Russia

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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