COVID-19 Epidemiology and Demography

Epidemiological studies play a crucial role in understanding and managing the progression of COVID-19. Research followed in this feed includes studies of transmission dynamics and the change of the basic reproductive number (R) as new pubic health measures take effect.

June 1, 2020

COVID-19 and the difficulty of inferring epidemiological parameters from clinical data

The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Simon N WoodPeter J Green
May 30, 2020

COVID-19: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Early Career Investigators

Journal of Women's Health
Quin DenfeldJeanne-Marie Guise
May 30, 2020

Knowledge of Latin American gastroenterologists and endoscopists regarding SARS-CoV-2 infection

Revista de gastroenterología de México
J Ruiz-ManriquezM Peláez-Luna
May 31, 2020

A Conceptual Discussion about R0 of SARS-COV-2 in Healthcare Settings

Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Laura TemimeLulla Opatowski
May 31, 2020

Assessing the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Switzerland

Swiss Medical Weekly
Joseph C LemaitreJacques Fellay
May 30, 2020

Analyzing Covid-19 Data using SIRD Models

Abhijit ChakrabortyP. Turchin
June 1, 2020
Open Access

SARS-CoV-2: The viral shedding vs infectivity dilemma

Infection, Disease & Health
Arabella WiddersJennifer Broom
May 31, 2020

Control measures to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)pandemic in endoscopy centers: a multi-centre study

Digestive Endoscopy : Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Qing HuangYulan Liu
May 30, 2020

Restarting after COVID-19: A Data-driven Evaluation of Opening Scenarios

Ashwin AravindakshanA. Nayak
May 31, 2020

Brainstem involvement and respiratory failure in COVID-19

Neurological Sciences : Official Journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
Fiore ManganelliGiuseppe Servillo
June 1, 2020

A cluster of SARS-CoV-2 infection among Italian tourists visiting India, March 2020

The Indian Journal of Medical Research
Jeromie Wesley Vivian ThangarajBalram Bhargava

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