“Knowledge about the novel coronavirus is in such rapid flux.” - Dr. Larry Madoff, Editor of ProMED.
This page provides you with the latest information, publications, and news articles on the evolving novel coronavirus outbreak from trusted sources. (last updated March 24, 2020)
The city of Wuhan in China has been the focus of global attention since December 2019 due to an outbreak of pneumonia linked to a market with live animals for sale. Chinese scientists have since isolated a novel coronavirus (nCoV), but many questions about this nCoV remain.
Follow the COVID-19 Outbreak with ProMED
ProMED, our Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, first reported on what has now been identified as COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) out of Wuhan, China on December 30, 2019, when it was still an undiagnosed pneumonia. ProMED continues to keep you up-to-date in real time. Be sure to sign up for ProMED alerts here.
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The IJID and COVID-19
The International Journal on Infectious Diseases (IJID) editors will rapidly evaluate submitted manuscripts concerning the evolving 2019-nCoV outbreak. Journal staff will expedite copyediting and publishing steps for accepted manuscripts to make data available as quickly as possible. The IJID is an open-access journal, and all articles are freely available. Authors are encouraged to openly share original data with others. Submit your manuscript here.
The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All content listed on this page is free to access.
New England Journal of Medicine: A collection of articles and other resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
Imperial College London - MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis: Reports on Transmissibility and Estimation on the potential total number of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in China
WIRED's Maryn McKenna interviews Dr. Marjorie Pollack, ProMED Deputy Editor, on how ProMED crowdsourced the arrival of COVID-19.
The Doctor Whose Gut Instinct Beat AI in Spotting the Coronavirus OLIVER WYMAN FORUM
Identifying an emerging disease outbreak against the background noise of ongoing infections is a difficult task. ProMED's Deputy Editor, Marjorie Pollack, has done it - twice. Her role in alerting the international community to COVID-19 is captured in this recent interview.
Lessons for how to manage the next outbreak include, "creating a best practices database – ProMED model."
When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready? Independent Online/The Guardian
There is currently a spattering of hyped articles that a vaccine trial is about to begin in humans in Seattle Washington, USA, tomorrow (15 Mar 2020]. For those who don't work in vaccine development, this article is an excellent "vaccinology 101" article, explaining the challenges and stages of testing as part of the vaccine development process. It also should help understand why a realistic timetable is 12-18 months at the best. - Mod.MPP