This blog post lists a number of articles and scientific papers which may be of interest in following the unfolding coronavirus epidemic. It has been assembled from suggestions made by LML Fellows and associates.
Anyone who would like to suggest other useful articles to be included in this list, please email your suggestions to Mark Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org
General literature resources
- LitCovid, National Institutes of Health collection of literature on Covid
- Cell Coronavirus Resource Hub
Dynamics and modelling
- Neil Ferguson et al. epidemic modelling results for U.S. and U.K.
- Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
- New York Times article on exponential growth and the importance of early action to slow an epidemic
- Bloomberg Opinion on models and policy decisions
Biology of coronavirus and related viruses
- Background article on human coronaviruses
- Nature collection on the biology of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
- A Genomic Perspective on The Origin and Emergence of SARS-CoV-2
Empirical information on the epidemic
- Tracker of infected numbers in many nations, plotted on logarithmic scale to bring out deviations from baseline exponential growth
- Estimates of the fraction of undocumented and undetected infections
- Article about efforts to determine how many people with mild or no symptoms may be spreading the virus
- Information on the limits on coronavirus tests in the U.K. Suggests that testing limitations may be significantly suppressing the number of confirmed cases.
Possible treatments or vaccines
- Computationally identified potential inhibitors of coronavirus (pre-print)
- Early encouraging results of plasma therapy via blood transfusion: arm patients in critical condition with antibodies from patients who have already recovered (pre-print)
- Nature Outlook – collection of articles on vaccines, prior to the coronavirus outbreak
- General article in The New Yorker on the challenges of developing a vaccine