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
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map
- Brief review in Science of epidemic modelling efforts
- Controversial study by modelling group at Oxford suggesting that many people in the UK may have already been infected by coronavirus
- Wired article about the Oxford study (mentioned above) expressing strong doubts
- Rough estimates of the effectiveness of social distancing measures adopted by a number of European nations
Coronavirus mutations so far
- Information on COVID-19 mutations so far based on genomic analyses from around the globe
- Effectiveness of containment measures, lessons from Singapore
- One anti-viral agent, remdesivir, appears to work on coronavirus, at least in the lab
History and policy
- Report published last September by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, sponsored by WHO and World Bank. The report argued then that the world was not prepared to respond to a pandemic and outlined a path to improving the situation.
- Article about the October cancellation of a U.S. funded programme on zoonoses — viral diseases in other animals which have the potential to leap over to humans. The programme had identified over 1,000 new viruses in the past decade, and was widely seen as key to mitigating future pandemics.