Coronavirus information

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

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På svenska/In Swedish || Pandemic status || Initiatives || Covid-19 – the illness || Assay, vaccine and medicine development || Popular scientific and opinion articles || The virus and its origins || Scientific articles and reports

På svenska/In Swedish

 

 

Situationen i Sverige/Continuosly updated case status in Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

Professor: Fel av Folkhälsomyndigheten att göra 70-åringar till riskgrupp (Ingmar Skoog, styrgruppsledamot i NEAR, i intervju, 4 June)

Medicinvetarna #43: Hur mår man efter corona? (Podd från Karolinska Institutet, 3 June)

Tegnell: Fler åtgärder hade behövts (Sveriges Radio, 3 June)

FHM: Yngre personer har högre andel antikroppar (Sveriges Radio, 2 June)

Amina Manzoor: Avstånd, visir och munskydd kan hejda smittan – men mer forskning krävs (Dagens Nyheter, 2 June)

Erik Helmerson: Något är fel när Sverige blivit Europas spetälske (Dagens Nyheter, 2 June)

Efter Corona – Jan och Lenas väg tillbaka till hälsa (Vetenskapsradion “På djupet”, 1 June)

Värdet av en åldrings liv (“Konflikt” i Sveriges Radio, 30 May)

Vad hände med klorokin mot covid-19? (Forskning&Framsteg, 29 May)

FHM: Troligt att smitta kom från Storbritannien och USA (Sveriges Radio, 29 May)

”Regeringen måste ändra svenska coronastrategin” (Debattartikel i Dagens Nyheter av Anders W Jonsson, vikarierande partiledare i Centerpartiet, 29 May)

Tidigare statsepidemiolog: Det fanns ingen strategi för äldrevården (Annika Linde intervjuas i SVT, 28 May)

Anders Tegnell – symbolen för Sveriges Coronakamp (Söndagsintervjun i Sveriges Radio, 24 May)

Nu inför Wuhan förbud mot att äta vilda djur (Expressen, 21 May)

Medicinvetarna #42: Varför slår corona olika? (Podd från Karolinska Institutet)

Forskare: Sommaren stoppar inte viruset (Expressen, 19 May)

Stor studie kartlägger coronasmitta i Stockholm (Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, 18 May)

De äldre som skulle skyddas drabbades värst (Intervjuer med bl.a. Ingmar Skoog och Laura Fratigloni från NEAR. Vetenskapsradion, 18 May)

Flockimmunitet är en farlig och orealistisk coronastrategi (22 svenska forskare i debattartikel i Dagens Nyheter, 14 May)

Prioriteringar måste även ta hänsyn till skörhet (Debattartikel i Dagens Medicin, 13 May)

Vi behöver social gemenskap – med fysisk distans  (Debattartikel i Dagens Samhälle, 13 May)

Carin Lennartsson interviewed in Aktuellt (SVT, 12 May)

Ingmar Skoog i Agenda (SVT, 10 May)

Modellerna visar hur svårt det är att räkna på en pandemi (Dagens Nyheter , 10 May)

Tiondelarna som avgör tusentals svenskars öde (Sydsvenskan, 10 May)

Systemet var aldrig till för dem (Debattartikel om multisjuka i Dagens Arena, 9 May)

Giesecke: Grannländerna kommer att komma ikapp (Aftonbladet, 8 May)

Låt en kommission utreda den svenska coronastrategin (Debattartikel i Dagens Nyheter, 6 May)

Antikropp väcker hopp om bot mot covid-19 (Vetenskapsradion, 6 May)

Svenska virologer: ”Använd munskydd i publika miljöer och i äldrevården” (Debattartikel i Dagens Nyheter, 5 May)

Björn Olsens varning: ”Klustersmitta” i Stockholm (Expressen, 5 May)

KTH-forskare optimistiska om tidiga resultat i antikroppstester (Dagens Nyheter, 4 May)

Forskare: Genetiska orsaker kan göra att vissa drabbas särskilt hårt av corona (Dagens Nyheter, 3 May)

Coronaepidemin kan skörda 5 000 till 6 000 liv i Sverige (Läkartidningen, 30 April)

Total mortalitet bättre vid jämförelser än död i covid-19 (Läkartidningen, 30 April)

Ökat hopp för experimentell behandling vid covid-19 (Läkartidningen, 28 April)

Dödligheten i covid-19 – svår att beräkna och drabbar olika (Läkartidningen, 28 April)

Är Sverige på väg mot en katastrof? (Aftonbladet, 25 April. In Swedish.)

Många tänkbara förklaringar till skillnaden i dödlighet (Opinion article, Dagens Nyheter, 23 April. In Swedish.)

30 forskare inom äldreområdet: Involvera experter på åldrande för att skydda äldre mot covid-19 (Opinion article in Läkartidningen, 16 April. In Swedish.)

Ålder ska inte styra vem som får vård (Opinion Article from Swedish geriatric researchers, Aftonbladet, 15 April. In Swedish.)

Därför är det viktigt att skydda de äldre från smittan (NEAR PI Ingmar Skoog, Göteborgs-Posten, 27 March. In Swedish.)

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

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

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

Samlade artiklar från Dagens Nyheter


Isolering och ensamhet, som under Covid-19, påverkar oss olika:

Kort film om myter kring ensamhet med forskaren Lena Dahlberg 
KI:s podd “Medicinvetarna” intervjuar Lena Dahlberg om ensamhet

Svenska initiativ:
Intresseanmälan som extra resurs (Stockholms läns landsting. In Swedish.)
Frivilliga insatser vid kris och katastrof (FIKK. In Swedish)
Facebookgruppen Coronahjälpen
Informationscentret för covid-19 | Facebook

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Pandemic status

 

 

Coronavirus tracked: Has your country’s epidemic peaked? (Financial Times, from 4 May)
Coronavirus – latest (Financial Times)
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 (worldometers.info)
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation (WHO)
Covid Trends- monitor the pandemic by country and date (Aatish Bhatia)
Covid visualization (91 Divoc)

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Initiatives

 

 

HUMAN MOBILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: PRINCIPLES OF PROTECTION FOR MIGRANTS, REFUGEES, AND OTHER DISPLACED PERSONS (Covid-19 statement of the Zolberg Institute)

Evidence aid-Covid19- Evidence collection

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Covid-19 – the illness

 

 

Coronavirus excess deaths: UK has one of highest levels in Europe (The Guardian, 29 May)

Did Japan Just Beat the Virus Without Lockdowns or Mass Testing? (Bloomberg News, 23 May)

The Uncounted Dead (Five thirtyeight, 20 May)

China’s New Outbreak Shows Signs the Virus Could Be Changing (Bloomberg News, 20 May)

New data suggest people aren’t getting reinfected with the coronavirus (Science News, 19 May)

From Headaches to ‘COVID Toes,’ Coronavirus Symptoms Are a Bizarre Mix (Scientific American, 18 May)

T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity (Science Magazine News, 14 May)

High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020 (CDC, 12 May)

Blood Clots Are Mysteriously Tied to Many Coronavirus Problems (Scientific American, 11 May)

The Pandemic Will Soon Test Rural America. COVID-19 Meets Poor Health and Collapsing Hospitals (Foreign Affairs, 6 May)
Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing (The Atlantic, 29 April)

Antibody tests support what’s been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu (Washington Post, 28 April)

Virus Likely to Keep Coming Back Each Year, Say Top Chinese Scientists (Bloomberg News, 27 April)

Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported (Financial Times, 26 April)

Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying from strokes (Washington Post, 25 April)

25,000 Missing Deaths: Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Crisis (New York Times, 21 April)

How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes (Science Magazine, 17 April)

Why Coronavirus Cases Have Spiked in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan (New York Times, 9 April)

Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show (Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 8 April)

Coronavirus: low antibody levels raise questions about reinfection risk (South China Morning Post, 7 April)
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low (New York Times, 4 April)

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

 

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Assays, vaccine and medicine development

 

 

Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears (BBC, 25 May)

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results (New York Times, 23 May)

Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report (New England Journal of Medicine, 22 May)

Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says (Washington Post, 22 May)

Covid antibody test a ‘positive development’ (BBC, 14 May)

Oxford coronavirus vaccine found protective in small monkey study (Reuters, 14 May)

Should You Take A Vitamin D Supplement For COVID-19? (Gideon, M-K, Medium.com, 13 May)

Association of Treatment With Hydroxychloroquine or Azithromycin With In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With COVID-19 in New York State (JAMA Network, 11 May)

An emerging antiviral takes aim at COVID-19 (Chemical and Engineering News, 5 May)

Coronavirus-Neutralizing Human Antibody Discovered (Genetic Engineering& Biotechnology News, 5 May)

Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) A Review (Sanders et al., JAMA, April 2020)

How Long Will a Vaccine Really Take? (New York Times, 30 April)

In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead (New York Times, 27 April)

COVID-19 vaccine protects monkeys from new coronavirus, Chinese biotech reports (Science Magazine News, 23 April)

How Scientists Could Stop the Next Pandemic Before It Starts (New York Times, 21 April)

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

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Popular scientific and opinion articles

 

 

Why coronavirus hits men harder: sex hormones offer clues (Science Magazine, 3 June)

What’s the risk that animals will spread the coronavirus? (Nature, 1 June)

How Sweden wasted a ‘rare opportunity’ to study coronavirus in schools (Science , 22 May)

America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further (The Atlantic, 20 May)

JetBlue’s Founder Helped Fund A Stanford Study That Said The Coronavirus Wasn’t That Deadly (Buzzfeed News, 15 May)

The pandemic exposes our weaknesses and strengths. How the story unfolds will depend on leaders (Margaret MacMillan in The Economist, 9 May)

We know everything – and nothing – about Covid. It is data, not modelling, that we need now (The Spectator, 8 May)

How Might the Change of Seasons Affect Covid-19? (Wired, 4 May)

Interview with Germany’s Covid-19 expert: ‘For many, I’m the evil guy crippling the economy’ (The Guardian, 26 April)

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

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”. (Statnews.com, 17 March)

Collected articles from The Atlantic (US)
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)
News reporting in Science Magazine (US)

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The virus and its origins

 

 

 

The Coronavirus Has A Mysterious “Loop” That Lets It Quickly Attack Human Lungs. Here’s How It Works. (Buzzfeed News, 22 May)

A close relative of SARS-CoV-2 found in bats offers more evidence it evolved naturally (Phys.org, 11 May)

The Problem With Stories About Dangerous Coronavirus Mutations (The Atlantic, 6 May)
COVID-19 AND THE SCIENCE OF SOAP (Invivo.com, 5 May)
Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab (National Geographic, 4 May)

Where did Covid-19 come from? What we know about its origins (The Guardian, 1 May)

Did coronavirus accidentally escape from a Wuhan lab? It’s doubtful. | The Fact Checker (Video from Washington Post, 30 April)

No, the coronavirus is not a biological weapon (Dan Kaszeta in Washington Post, 27 April)

How China’s “Bat Woman” Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus (Scientific American, 27 April)

The virus hunters who search bat caves to predict the next pandemic (CNN, 27 April)

Bad news wrapped in protein: Inside the virus genome (Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 3 April)

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

The coronavirus did not escape from a lab. Here’s how we know. (Livescience.com, 17 March)

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Scientific articles/reports

 

 

 

Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection for prevention of COVID-19 (The Lancet, 1 June)

Different pattern of pre-existing SARS-COV-2 specific T cell immunity in SARS-recovered and uninfected individuals (PDF at BiorXiv, 26 May)

Incidence, clinical outcomes, and transmission dynamics of severe coronavirus disease 2019 in California and Washington: prospective cohort study (ResearchGate [British Medical Journal], May 2020)

Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report (New England Journal of Medicine, 22 May)

SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations in primary municipal sewage sludge as a leading indicator of COVID-19 outbreak dynamics (PDF in medRxiv, 19 May)

Susceptible supply limits the role of climate in the early SARS-CoV-2 pandemi (Science, 18 May)

Inferring change points in the spread of COVID-19 reveals the effectiveness of interventions (Science, 15 May)

Serology assays to manage COVID-19 (Science, 15 May)

Pre-existing and de novo humoral immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in humans (BiorXiv, 14 May)

ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccination prevents SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia in rhesus macaques (BiorXiv, 13 May)

Association of Treatment With Hydroxychloroquine or Azithromycin With In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With COVID-19 in New York State (JAMA Network, 11 May)

Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) A Review (Sanders et al., JAMA, April 2020)

Meeting the Care Needs of Older Adults Isolated at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic (“Viewpoint” in JAMA Internal Medicine, 16 April)

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).

“Estimating the number of infections and the impact of nonpharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries” Follow up report from Ferguson et al., 30 March (Pdf)

“Fundamental principles of epidemic spread highlight the immediate need for large-scale serological surveys to assess the stage of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic”, Oxford University model report, 24 March. (Pdf in DropBox)

Social distancing strategies for curbing the COVID-19 epidemic (Pdf report from Harvard university, March)

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

Collected preprint articles at MedRxiv.org

Collected articles at Science Magazine

The PLOS Covid-19 collection

CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

The Lancet: Covid-19 Resource Centre

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