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.

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

September 15, 2020

Clinical Outcomes in Young US Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19 | SARS-CoV-2–Associated Deaths Among Persons Aged <21 Years — United States, February 12–July 31, 2020 | COVID-19: Knowns, Unknowns, and Questions | The coronavirus is mutating — does it matter?

September 4, 2020

Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19: A multicenter, randomized clinical trial | Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 serology assays reveals a range of test performance | Temporal detection and phylogenetic assessment of SARS-CoV-2 in municipal wastewater
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August 21, 2020

Metformin Use Is Associated with Increased Incidence of Acidosis but not Mortality in Individuals with COVID-19 and Pre-existing Type 2 Diabetes | Rescission of Guidances and Other Informal Issuances Concerning Premarket Review of Laboratory Developed Tests | The Interpretation of SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests | Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among COVID-19 Cases in Workplace Outbreaks by Industry Sector
An Examination of School Reopening Strategies during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

August 14, 2020

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

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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