COVID-19 is shorthand for COronaVirus Infectious Disease 2019. There are many varieties of coronaviruses, most of which cause nothing more serious than the common cold. Several strains have emerged, however, that can cause much more serious, often deadly diseases. One of them, SARS-CoV-2, which emerged last fall in China, causes COVID-19.
Covid-19 Links and Information
Trackers and Models
Coronavirus Update – Worldometer – Good for country comparisons.
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center – Good for Countries
Coronavirus Dashboard – by a high school student. One of the first counters out there and still one of the best
Trends, Graphs, and Models
NYT maps – Best for graphs of US trends
OurWorldinData – Great for comparing multiple countries in a single Graph
COVID-19 Watcher – Data from the past week for US States, Counties, and Cities.
Tracking R – evaluates the trend for the Reproduction Number, R, by country
COVID-19 Scenarios – Allows you to run your own epidemiological models controlling all relevant variables.
COVID-19 estimation updates | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation – Sophisticated computer models of the Pandemic
COVID-19 Nucleus | Nucleus Analytics – a variety of tools for reviewing data on cases and test
The COVID Tracking Project – Excellent data source includes testing, hospitalization, and racial breakdowns- the Atlantic
COVID-19 Testing Project – ongoing comparison of alternatives for testing antibody levels.
The COVID Racial Data Tracker | – Racial Data
Public Health Sites
Information and Data Sets
Public Health Agencies
EMCRIT– Compilation of references on all aspects of Covid-19