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  1. Information on Vaccines
  2. Activity Specific Guidance
  3. Scientific Articles and Medical Sites
  4. Mental Health and Wellbeing
  5. Media, Societal, Philosophical and Historical Aspects
  6. External Organisations COVID-19 information/resources

Scientific Articles and Medical Sites

The following are medical sites of  Scientific interest:

Anaesthesia-Special colection:Covid 19 resources

WHO COVID -19 site

The Lancet COVID-19 site

The JAMA Network COVID-19 site

The BMJ COVID-19 Resource Site

The NEJM COVID-19 Site


RSM COVID-19  series of Zoom webinars

British Journal of Anaesthesia COVID-19 and the Anaesthetist: A Special Series

Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

OUP COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Hub

SAGE journals Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research

Springer Nature SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Wiley Online Library  Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Wolters Kluwer COVID-19 Tools & Resources for Clinicians

Wolters Kluwer COVID-19 Resources & Tools (Coronavirus Resources)

COVIDREFERENCE.COM - Daily Top 10 Papers

Coronavirus Epidemic Statistics

Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional Statistical bulletins

The following are medical papers of scientific interest: 

The proportion of SARS-CoV-2 infections that are asymptomatic; A systematic review (22 January 2021)

Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19 (14 April 2020)

COVID-19 pneumonia: different respiratory treatments for different phenotypes?  (14 April 2020)

Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the Icelandic Population (14 April 2020) 

Drug Evaluation during the Covid-19 Pandemic (14 April 2020) 

Diagnostic Testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome–Related Coronavirus-2: A Narrative Review  (13 April 2020)

Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (13 April 2020)

Universal Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Women Admitted for Delivery (13 April 2020)

Editorial: Facemasks and the Covid 19 pandemic: What advice should health professionals be giving the general public about the wearing of facemasks? (12 April 2020) 

Association of chemosensory dysfunction and Covid-19 in patients presenting with influenza-like symptoms (12 April 2020)

Dementia care during COVID-19 (11 April 2020)

Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China (10 April 2020)

Rapid Implementation of Inpatient Telepalliative Medicine Consultations during COVID-19 Pandemic (10 April 2020)

False-negative of RT-PCR and prolonged nucleic acid conversion in COVID-19: Rather than recurrence. (9 April 2020)

COVID-19: Respiratory support outside the intensive care unit (9 April 2020)

The COVID-19 vaccine development landscape (9 April 2020)

COVID-19: immunopathology and its implications for therapy (9 April 2020)

Factors associated with prolonged viral RNA shedding in patients with COVID-19 (9 April 2020)

Forecasting COVID-19, Frontiers in Physics(8 April 2020)

Clinical Course and Outcomes of 344 Intensive Care Patients with COVID-19 (8 April 2020)

Coagulopathy and Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Patients with Covid-19 (8 April 2020)   

Humanity tested Nature Biomedical Engineering (8 April 2020)

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in covid-19 (8 April 2020)

Quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control COVID-19: a rapid review (8 April 2020) 

The role and response of palliative care and hospice services in epidemics and pandemics: a rapid review to inform practice during the COVID-19 pandemic (8 April 2020)

Structural and Functional Basis of SARS-CoV-2 Entry by Using Human ACE2 (7 April 2020)

Neurological manifestations in COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 (7 April 2020) 

Deployment of convalescent plasma for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 (7 April 2020) 

Patients with mental health disorders in the COVID-19 epidemic (7 April 2020)

Olfactory and gustatory dysfunctions as a clinical presentation of mild-to-moderate forms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19): a multicenter European study (6 April 2020)

COVID-19: What proportion are asymptomatic? (6 April 2020)

Hypertension and COVID-19 (6 April 2020)

Effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy in severe COVID-19 patients (6 April 2020)

Baseline Characteristics and Outcomes of 1591 Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 Admitted to ICUs of the Lombardy Region, Italy (6 April 2020)

Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks (6 April 2020)

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing surgeries during the incubation period of COVID-19 infection (4 April 2020)

Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 infections in engineered human tissues using clinical-grade soluble human ACE2 (4 April 2020)  

The coronavirus pandemic and aerosols: Does COVID-19 transmit via expiratory particles? (3 April 2020)

Importance of oral and nasal decontamination for patients undergoing anesthetics during the COVID-19 era (3 April 2020)

Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions (2 April 2020)

Managing patients with chronic pain during the Covid-19 outbreak (2 April 2020)

Collision of the COVID-19 and Addiction Epidemics (2 April 2020)

The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 (17 March 2020)

Antihypertensive drugs and risk of COVID-19? – Authors' reply (26 March 2020)

Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in patients of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (28 March 2020)

Renin–Angiotensin–Aldosterone System Inhibitors in Patients with Covid-19 (28 March 2020)

Creating a Palliative Care Inpatient Response Plan for COVID-19 - The UW Medicine Experience (28 March 2020)

Our Response to COVID-19 as Endocrinologists and Diabetologists (31 March 2020)

Use of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Every Clinician Should Know (31 March 2020)

Unfounded claims versus potential risks of medications during the pandemic (31 March 2020)


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Media, Societal, Philosophical and Historical Aspects

With so much information and changing news on the current situation, we offer some reflective media, societal, philosophical and historical articles which may be of interest:

Variants – COVID Reference (31 January 2021)

The Spectator COVID-19 Updates - The Spectator (sign up to receive newsletter updates)

The Spectator COVID-19 data tracker - The Spectator (updated daily)

What is the economic impact of the latest round of lockdowns?  - The Economist (16 January 2021)

COVID Checkin and Resources 2021 - Issuu blog (4 January 2021)

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads (updated regularly)

Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News- Science (updated regularly)

The Conversation weekly article round-up (updated regularly)

The Economist’s coverage of the coronavirus (updated regularly)

The Financial Times coronavirus coverage (updated regularly)

The Coronavirus Crisis Coverage - The New Yorker (updated regularly)

"THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK"-Scientific American  (updated regularly)

Coronavirus: The untold story of America's biggest outbreak - BBC News  (17 April 2020)

Tracking COVID-19 excess deaths across countries - The Economist (16th April 2020)

A diarist in Wuhan faces fury for sharing her story with the West - The Economist (16 April 2020)

Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50? BBC News Online (16 April 2020)

Coronavirus: three misconceptions about how animals transmit diseases debunked -The Conversation  (16 April 2020)

Failure to publish data on BAME deaths could put more lives at risk, MPs warn-The Guardian (16 April 2020)

Sweden has shown how not to tackle coronavirus, as it fights now to save face - The Telegraph (16 April 2020)

UK faces eight to ten waves of coronavirus before population achieves herd immunity - The Telegraph  (16 April 2020)

Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms-The Scientist (15 April 2020)

Five things coronavirus can teach us about life and death - The Conversation (15 April 2020)

UK coronavirus antibody test validated – but results show under-40s may not be immune - The Telegraph (15 April 2020)

What Donald Trump’s funding cuts to WHO mean for the world - The Conversation (15 April 2020)

Wuhan hospitals overwhelmed with seriously ill patients only now able to ask for treatment- The Telegraph (15 April 2020)

Coronavirus: One in five deaths now linked to virus-  BBC News (14 April 2020)

How a virus brought New York to a standstill in the summer of 1916 (14 April 2020)

What we do and do not know about COVID-19’s infectious dose and viral load - The Conversation  (14 April 2020)

South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again-  Reuters (13 April 2020)

China backs unproven treatments for COVID-19 - The Economist (11 April 2020)

Coronavirus: Expert warns lockdown is causing additional deaths - The Times (10 April 2020)

Many people may already have immunity to coronavirus, German study finds - The Telegraph (9 April 2020)

After Deaths At Home Spike In NYC, Officials Plan To Count Many As COVID-19 (8 April 2020)

Why Germany´s case fatality rate seems so low - BMJ (7 April 2020)

Arundhati Roy: "The pandemic is a portal" - Financial Times (3 April 2020)

How do we value a statistical life? Financial Times (3 April 2020)

The outbreak that invented intensive care - Nature (3 April 2020)

Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing- The Conversation (2 April 2020)

Covid-19: four fifths of cases are asymptomatic, China figures indicate-BMJ  (2 April 2020)

Coronavirus Is A Defining Test And American Government Is Failing It -HuffPost (27 March 2020)

How the UK got coronavirus testing wrong- Financial Times (27 March 2020)

Surgeon Henry Marsh: COVID-19 and the doctor’s dilemma - Financial Times  (27 March 2020)

How Does the Coronavirus Behave Inside a Patient? The New Yorker (26 March 2020)

Facebook, Twitter and Google take steps to stop spread of coronavirus conspiracy theories- ABC News (31 January 2020)

Historical Aspects:

When SARS Ended - The New Yorker  (16 April 2020)

The Black Plague - The New Yorker (16 April 2020)

What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?TheScientist (15 April 2020)

Plague time: Simon Schama on what history tells us - Financial Times (10 April 2020)

The physiological challenges of the 1952 Copenhagen poliomyelitis epidemic and a renaissance in clinical... (August 2005)

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External Organisations COVID-19 information/resources

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