Research and Data about the COVID-19 Corona virus

Coronavirus COVID-19 is novel, it’s a new disease (virus) and therefore needless to say that there are a lot of sites giving information about the data concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus). However I will try to give the ones that are either most read or most popular, not to forget reliable. Therefore I will try to “filter” the ones that are too vague or unreliable or those that give fake information about the novel Coronavirus COVID-19. Off course any suggestions are welcome via the form that can be found at the bottom of this page. On the right an easy to understand video on how the virus works and how our immune system fights it.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 is novel, it’s a new disease (virus) and therefore needless to say that there are a lot of sites giving information about the data concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus). However I will try to give the ones that are either most read or most popular, not to forget reliable. Therefore I will try to “filter” the ones that are too vague or unreliable or those that give fake information about the novel Coronavirus COVID-19. Off course any suggestions are welcome via the form that can be found at the bottom of this page. Next an easy to understand video on how the virus works and how our immune system fights it.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 (medical) Research

Not officially published yet or in progress (thus not fully reliable and NOT VERIFIED!):

  • Corona FAST TESTS, none of them officially approved though as of the 1st of November 2020, are slowly coming to the market now. Different countries are finding/working on solutions that can give results within 15-60 seconds. Here are some links to those tests: FINLAND | NETHERLANDS | AUSTRALIA | SINGAPORE. Some information about these tests can be found here and here and many other places if you google it.
  • Find the latest early-stage and peer-reviewed research on COVID-19 from journals including The Lancet and Cell Press on the website of Elsevier as well as some more general information here in several languages.
  • Unique discovery in Erasmus MC: antibody against corona, see here
  • Researchers from the Radboud University in the Netherlands (Radboudumc) published new insights into COVID-19. They seem to have found an essential mechanism in the disease process of Covid-19, which has so far been overlooked. If the insight is correct, it probably has important consequences for the treatment of the (Coronavirus / COVID-19) disease. check the full report here
  • On the 11th of April the World Health Organization (WHO) released a DRAFT landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines, it can be found here. It means that scientists worldwide are working on a total of seventy candidate vaccines against COVID-19. Three of the Corona vaccines are already being tested on humans. Updated version of April 23rd and their latest R&D Blueprint
  • Belgian-Dutch Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you can not walk/run/bike close to each other.
  • Psychological Information and Ressources by the APA (American Psychological Association ), see here.
  • Research gathered by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, see here.
  • The AccessMedicine channel for the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic, click here.
  • Research and information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), find out more via this link.
  • Hydroxychloroquine, a potential therapy for COVID-19?
    • NIH panel recommends against drug combination promoted by Trump for COVID-19, read about it here.
    • Clinical trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalised with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are being done as currently extremely limited clinical data supporting its effectiveness is available. See here for a specific trial.
    • Some information about the “famous” French virologist Didier Raoult here, but look also here and here to see that some countries have stopped using it because of important side-effects. As well as here where the South China Morning Post writes an interesting article about it.
  • An overview of the Chinese literature on corona can be found at The Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure. Some articles are in English but most is in Chinese)
  • Interesting, but a lot of reading, are all the drug testings (60+) that are done in correlation with COVID-19, have a look here.

Officially published:

  • As we are in the early stages of the pandemic not a lot of research is officially published yet. That is also why so many “fake” news or so called research is spoken about that would cure the COVID-19. But the fact is we simply do not know yet what all the facets are of this virus, the more studies that will be done, the more we will know.

Research that needs people to perform them:

  • The WHO (World Health Organization) will be conducting numerous researches, see here.
  • In the Netherlands the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) will start doing research, see here.

  • Probably one of the best sites to present the information in my opinion is “All of Our World in Data*”. Some of their data and charts with direct links to them:
  • The map that is probably the most viewed around the world from JHU (Johns Hopkins University).
  • Combining many of the ressources/information/graphics of the JHU and really nicely presented on a page of the BBC, where they are “Tracking the global outbreak” of the Coronavirus pandemic, it can be found here.
  • WHO, data and information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the World Health Organisation.
  • IHME (The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) showing past data and projections assuming full social distancing and a range of probabilities.
  • CNA (ChannelNewsAsia) with a static map that is constantly updated with current know data about current cases and known deaths.
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is an agency of the European Union and has a specific page about the data and figures about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the World.

(*)Our World in Data is about Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems. This website shows very nice charts and graphics that are “playable” so that one can see how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has progressed and how it propagated over the world.

  • All of Our World in Data*” is about Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems. Obtain and view SPECIFIC DATA of the United States of America (just add the USA to the chart by selecting it) and view:
    • GROWTH in COVID-19 deaths. Search for the USA and you can see the ranking (it shows how long it has taken for the number of deaths to double in each country for which they have data) | see a snapshot
    • At what rates are deaths increasing and how is the USA doing compared to other countries | see a snapshot
    • Is the USA bending the curve ? | see a snaphot
    • What the case fatality rate of COVID-19 by AGE (snapshot), or by preexisting health conditions (snapshot) ?
    • Via the following links you go directly to an “interactive” chart that shows SPECIFIC DATA about the United States of America.
  • JHU (Johns Hopkins University) with an interactive chart with the possibility to search by State. Showing data from the past but no future projections.
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is the leading national public health institute of the United States, a federal agency. This links brings you directly to the actual cases in the USA and from within that page you can find more detailed information of all kind from their specifically created COVID-19 page. Their data is based on data from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and specifically the Division of Viral Diseases.
  • IHME (The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) showing past data and projections assuming full social distancing and a range of probabilities.
  • CNA (ChannelNewsAsia) with a static map that is constantly updated with current know data about current cases and known deaths.
  • CNN with some nicely presented static data
  • New York Times with some nice interactive maps and data, you will need to login with FB, google or other Social Media account.
  • All of Our World in Data*” is about Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems. In my opinion the nicest and most complete charts and graphs. Obtain and view SPECIFIC DATA for Europe (just add the Countries/Europe to the chart by selecting it) and view:
    • GROWTH in COVID-19 deaths. Search for the Countries/Europe and you can see the ranking (it shows how long it has taken for the number of deaths to double in each country for which they have data) | see a snapshot
    • At what rates are deaths increasing and how is the Europe doing compared to other regions | see a snapshot
    • Is Europe bending the curve ? | see a snaphot
    • What the case fatality rate of COVID-19 by AGE (snapshot), or by preexisting health conditions (snapshot) ?
    • Via the following links you go directly to an “interactive” chart that shows SPECIFIC DATA about Europe:

  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is an agency of the European Union and has a specific page about the data and figures about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) specifically for Europe and the UK.
  • JHU (Johns Hopkins University) with an interactive chart with the possibility to search by country and by state or county. Showing data from the past but no future projections.
  • All of Our World in Data*” is about Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems. In my opinion the nicest and most complete charts and graphs. Obtain and view SPECIFIC DATA for France (just add France to the chart by selecting it) and view:
    • GROWTH in COVID-19 deaths. Search for France and you can see the ranking (it shows how long it has taken for the number of deaths to double in each country for which they have data) | see a snapshot
    • At what rates are deaths increasing and how is France doing compared to other regions | see a snapshot
    • Is France bending the curve ? | see a snaphot
    • What the case fatality rate of COVID-19 by AGE (snapshot), or by preexisting health conditions (snapshot) ?
    • Via the following links you go directly to an “interactive” chart that shows SPECIFIC DATA about France:
  • Information & Data from the French Government (in French)
  • JHU (Johns Hopkins University) with an interactive chart with the possibility to search by country and by state or county. Showing data from the past but no future projections.
  • All of Our World in Data*” is about Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems. In my opinion the nicest and most complete charts and graphs. Obtain and view SPECIFIC DATA for Germany (just add Germany to the chart by selecting it) and view:
    • GROWTH in COVID-19 deaths. Search for Germany and you can see the ranking (it shows how long it has taken for the number of deaths to double in each country for which they have data) | see a snapshot
    • At what rates are deaths increasing and how is Germany doing compared to other regions | see a snapshot
    • Is Germany bending the curve ? | see a snaphot
    • What the case fatality rate of COVID-19 by AGE (snapshot), or by preexisting health conditions (snapshot) ?
    • Via the following links you go directly to an “interactive” chart that shows SPECIFIC DATA about Germany:
  • The official page of the Federal Ministry of Health of Germany
  • RKI (The Robert Koch Institute) is a Federal Institute within the portfolio of the German Federal Ministry of Health. They have a similar chart as the JHU (Johns Hopkins University) is presenting, but the specifically for Germany, see here. For more general information about COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Germany) check this link.
  • JHU (Johns Hopkins University) with an interactive chart with the possibility to search by country and by state or county. Showing data from the past but no future projections.
  • All of Our World in Data*” is about Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems. In my opinion the nicest and most complete charts and graphs. Obtain and view SPECIFIC DATA for the Netherlands (just add the Netherlands to the chart by selecting it) and view:
    • GROWTH in COVID-19 deaths. Search for the Netherlands and you can see the ranking (it shows how long it has taken for the number of deaths to double in each country for which they have data) | see a snapshot
    • At what rates are deaths increasing and how are the Netherlands doing compared to other countries | see a snapshot
    • Are the Netherlands bending the curve ? | see a snaphot
    • What the case fatality rate of COVID-19 by AGE (snapshot), or by preexisting health conditions (snapshot) ?
    • Via the following links you go directly to an “interactive” chart that shows SPECIFIC DATA about the Netherlands:
  • RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu), the official Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment giving all data and health information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the Netherlands as well as the current information.
  • CBS (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek) is the Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands. I don’t know if the page this link is pointing to is updated though.
  • JHU (Johns Hopkins University) with an interactive chart with the possibility to search by country and by state or county. Showing data from the past but no future projections.

  • All of Our World in Data*” is about Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems. In my opinion the nicest and most complete charts and graphs. Obtain and view SPECIFIC DATA for Spain (just add Spain to the chart by selecting it) and view:
    • GROWTH in COVID-19 deaths. Search for Spain and you can see the ranking (it shows how long it has taken for the number of deaths to double in each country for which they have data) | see a snapshot
    • At what rates are deaths increasing and how is Spain doing compared to other countries | see a snapshot
    • Is Spain bending the curve ? | see a snaphot
    • What the case fatality rate of COVID-19 by AGE (snapshot), or by preexisting health conditions (snapshot) ?
    • Via the following links you go directly to an “interactive” chart that shows SPECIFIC DATA about Spain:
  • The “Ministerio de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social” (Ministry of Health) has a dedicated page for the Coronavirus (mostly in Spanish). Specific data can be found via this direct link.
  • JHU (Johns Hopkins University) with an interactive chart with the possibility to search by country and by state or county. Showing data from the past but no future projections.

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