Coronavirus information

On this page, we aim to present updated figures for the coronavirus spread, new scientific findings, opinion articles, selected continuous news and popular scientific reporting in media.


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Pandemic status

Continuosly updated case status in Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)
Epicentro- Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy)
Current status in Italy by region (Dipartimento della Protezione Civile)
Global Coronavirus Situation (CSSE at Johns Hopkins)
Worldwide pandemic development (
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation (WHO)
Covid Trends- monitor the pandemic by country and date (Aatish Bhatia)

Popular scientific articles, opinions and news reporting

Why Coronavirus kills more men than women  (Haaretz, Israel, 19 March)

Forskare i upprop till regeringen (Article on open letter from Swedish researchers, Dagens Nyheter, 26 March. In Swedish.)

How the Pandemic Will End (Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 25 March)

No, These Medicines Cannot Cure Coronavirus (Psychiatrists in NY Times, 25 March)

Använd forskarna- tillsätt ett expertråd (Opinion article from Swedish researchers in Svenska Dagbladet, 20 March. In Swedish.)

Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus (Financial Times, UK, 20 March)

John Ioannidis, Stanford university: “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data”. (, 17 March)

Läkemedelsverket avråder inte från användning av ibuprofen (Vårdfokus, 20 March. In Swedish.)

Why the Coronavirus has been so successful (Science writer Ed Yong in The Atlantic, 20 March)

Collected articles from The Atlantic (US)
Collected articles from Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish)
Collected articles from New York Times (US)
Collected articles from The Guardian (UK)
Collected articles from Financial Times. Including daily updates by country (UK)
Collected articles from Mother Jones. Including daily updates by country (US)

Scientific articles/reports

Public Response to UK Government Recommendations on COVID-19: Population Survey, 17-18 March 2020 (Societal strategies for mitigating or suppressing the COVID-19. Report by Ferguson et al., 17–18 March, 2020. Imperial College, UK. In English and five other languages).

Sunetra Gupta et al: Oxford University model report (Pdf in DropBox)

Analysis of the virus’ origins. (Andersen et al., Nature, 17 March, 2020.): The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2