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

På svenska/In Swedish

 

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

Labb ställde inte om för pandemin (Sveriges Radio, 27 October)

”Dödsskräck bakom skev covidrapportering” (Svenska Dagbladet, 26 October)

Tegnells besked om släktfesterna i jul (Expressen, 22 October)

25 000 svenskar kan ha långtidscovid (SVT, 22 October)

Feltänkt riskera livet på våra mest sårbara (Aftonbladet Debatt, 22 October)

Immunsvar trolig orsak bakom nervpåverkan vid covid-19 (Expertsvar, pressmeddelande från Göteborgs universitet, 21 October)

Professorn: Därför är corona-dödstalen lägre nu (Aftonbladet Podd, 21 October)

Han gissar fel inför folket – det gör honom farligare (Expressen, 18 October)

Så kan coronaviruset förändras för att smitta fler (Dagens Nyheter, 16 October)

Varför fick de äldre dö utan läkarvård? (Dagens Nyheter, 13 October), Repliker (18 October)

Ny mutation av coronaviruset upptäckt i Norge (Ny Teknik, 13 October)

Första dödsfallet med återinfektion med covid-19 (SVT, 13 October)

Ökad smitta i Stockholm – hemisolering infört (Expressen, 12 October)

Studie: Viruset överlever 28 dagar på din telefon (Expressen, 12 October)

Varför drabbas äldre män allvarligare av covid-19? (Vetenskapsradion, 12 October)

Matematikerns prognos om coronarestriktionerna inte efterlevs (SVT, 11 October)

Experten: Viruset har inte muterat och blivit snällare (SVT, 10 October)

Avloppsvattnet visar att virusmängderna ökar kraftigt i Stockholm (Dagens Nyheter, 5 October)

Forskare: Riktlinjen diskriminerande mot dementa (Dagens Nyheter, 4 October)

Donald Trump har testats positivt för Covid-19 (Sveriges Radio, 1 October)

Professor: Ventilationen och avstånd viktigare än masker (Omni, 1 October)

Madrid stänger ner efter stora utbrottet (Expressen, 1 October)

Gen som ökar risken för svår covid-19 kan komma från neandertalare (Vetenskapsradion, 1 October)

NO i cigarettrök kan utöva skyddande effekt mot covid-19 (Läkartidningen, 30 September)

Björn Olsen varnar för ”spanska mönstret” (Expressen, 28 September)

DN Debatt. ”Tilltron till myndigheter ökade under coronakrisen” (Med repliker. Dagens Nyheter, 24 September)

Därför är det så svårt att finna ett vaccin mot covid-19 (Dagens arena, 24 September)

Vetenskapsakademien bildar expertgrupp om Covid-19 (KVA, 24 September)

Amerikanskt vaccin ska testas i stor skala (Vetenskapsradion, 24 September)

Coronavaccinet – kapplöpningens följder (Vetenskapsradion “På djupet”, 22 September)

Science: Förnekelsen av vetenskap kostar liv (Svenska Dagbladet, 21 September)

Över 150 länder i allians för rättvis vaccinfördelning (Omni, 21 September)

Covidpatienter i Europa kan föras till Sverige för vård (Sveriges radio, 20 September)

Studie: Fyra av fem behåller antikroppar mot nya coronaviruset (Life Science Sweden, 18 September)

Tegnells förklaring: Därför dog så många tidigt i Sverige (Dagens Nyheter, 17 September)

Besöksförbudet på äldreboenden upphävs (Sveriges Radio, 15 September)

Kina: Vårt coronavaccin blir klart i November (Expressen, 15 September)

Tegnell om strandlarmen: Viktiga signaler (Aftonbladet, 13 September)

Vetenskapsradion nyheter: Kö till coronatester – hur ska vi då kunna smittspåra? (Vetenskapsradion, 11 September)

Rysk vaccinstudie ifrågasätts av forskare (Expressen, 11 September)

Tre epidemiologer: Så slutar pandemin (Dagens Nyheter, 10 September)

Oklart hur coronaisoleringen påverkar äldre i Sverige (Intervju med Äldreforskaren Lena Dahlberg, ARC, Sveriges Television, 9 September)

Coronapandemin – Vad vet vi idag? – Medicinvetarna #50 (Podcast från Karolinska Institutet, 9 September)

Umeå: Oväntat liten smittspridning vid masstest (TT, 7 September)

Rocklöv: ”Ångrar att vi bidrog till större oro” (Svenska Dagbladet, 6 September)

Epidemiolog: Fler dödsfall av pandemins konsekvenser än av Covid-19 (Dagens Nyheter, 5 September)

”Väg risken för smitta mot risken för ensamhet” (Äldreforskaren Lena Dahlberg, ARC, intervjuas i Svenska Dagbladet, 4 September)

Anders Tegnell: ”Kan behöva förbjuda möten helt och hållet” (TV4, 2 September)

Tegnell: Lättnader för 70-plussare (Sveriges Radio, 1 September)

Äldre och riskgrupper bör vaccineras först (Krisinformation.se, 31 August)

Så ska höstens coronautbrott stoppas (Vetenskapsradion “På Djupet”, 31 August)

Professor: Bygg lager med blodplasma inför andra våg (Sveriges Radio, 31 August)

Bristande prestanda i kommersiellt test har gett falskt positiva provsvar om covid-19 (Folkhälsomyndigheten, 25 August)

Svag evidens för att munskydd minskar smitta hos allmänhet (Läkartidningen, 24 August)

Britton: 200 nya svenska coronadödsfall före nyår (Svenska Dagbladet, 23 August)

Sveriges R-tal ökade – Tegnell inte oroad (Aftonbladet, 23 August)

Immuniteten mot covid-19 sannolikt högre än tester visat (Karolinska Institutet, 18 August)

Vaccin mot coronaviruset – så nära är vi (Aftonbladet Daily- podcast, intervju med professor Matti Sällberg, KI. 18 August)

DN Debatt Repliker. ”Fel slutsats att munskydd skulle fungera i skolan” (Dagens Nyheter, 17 August)

Tegnell: Barn smittar väldigt sällan vuxna (Dagens Nyheter, 16 August)

DN Debatt. ”Coronaoron inför höstens skolstart är befogad” (Dagens Nyheter, 16 August)

EU undertecknar avtal för coronavaccin (Sveriges Radio, 14 August)

“Sommar” i P1 med Yngve Gustafson, äldreforskare (13 August)

Vetenskapliga brister i FHM-rapport om covid-19 i skolorna (Vetenskapsradion nyheter, 13 August)

Ert drev mot svenska strategin är hopplöst. Debattören: Risken är att ni bara skapar förvirring mitt i coronakrisen (Aftonbladet, 13 August)

DN Debatt. ”Låt inte prestige hindra en omprövning av coronastrategin” (Dagens Nyheter, 12 August)

Tegnell-mejlen: Så fick flockimmuniteten fäste hos Folkhälsomyndigheten (Emanuel Karlstens blogg, 12 August)

Amina Manzoor: Det är ett stort risktagande av Ryssland (Dagens Nyheter, 11 August)

Putin: Ryssland har godkänt ett vaccin mot covid-19 (Dagens Nyheter, 11 August)

Här är kontext till de publicerade Tegnell-mejlen (Emanuel Karlstens blogg, 10 August)

Tegnell-mejlen: Berättelsen om Johan Giesecke och Folkhälsomyndigheten (Emanuel Karlstens blogg, 10 August)

DN Debatt. ”Sveriges coronastrategi behöver ändras inför hösten” (Tom Britton i Dagens Nyheter, 10 August)

Tegnell sågar munskydd i tysk intervju: ”Farligt” (Expressen, 10 August)

KRÖNIKA: ”Smittan i Italien beskrivs som en helt ny verklighet” (SVT, 8 August)

Sveriges vaccinsamordnare: Kommer ett vaccin i januari (Sveriges Radio, 8 August)

Antikroppsstudie anmäls – kan ha fört smitta vidare (Aftonbladet, 8 August)

Unga vuxna står för största delen av nya covid-19-fall i Sverige (Dagens Nyheter, 6 August)

Munskydd i 170 länder – varför inte i Sverige? Slutreplik från läkare och forskare: FHM måste ändra sig (Aftonbladet, 6 August)

”Vi räknar döda av och inte med covid-19” (Debattartikel i Dagens Medicin, 3 August)

Per-Olov låg nedsövd i 32 dagar: ”Hemskt” (Expressen, 3 August)

Om Coronakommissionen (Ständige sekreterarens blogg, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien, 3 August)

Hur smittsamma är barn? (Sveriges radio, 3 August)

Björn Olsen har ändrat uppfattning om nyttan med munskydd (Dagens Nyheter, 31 July)

Osakliga och politiskt motiverade angrepp på coronastrategin (Dagens Arena, 29 July)

Emanuel Karlsten: Nej – medierna är inga sektmedlemmar, Björn Olsen (Göteborgs-Posten, 29 July)

SKR räknar med bättre beredskap inför eventuell andra våg (Sveriges Radio, 29 July)

Därför är fetma så farligt vid covid (Sydsvenskan, 29 July)

”Idoliseringen av FHM måste granskas” (Björn Olsen, “Sommar” i P1, Sveriges Radio, 28 July)

Sjukvårdspersonal på akutmottagning coronasmitta (Aftonbladet, 24 July)

Hur kan vi hålla kvar den låga smittspridningen? (Intervju med Anders Tegnell i Vetenskapsradion, 24 July)

Restauranganställda ny riskgrupp för covid-19 på Gotland (Sveriges Radio, 24 July)

Svenska forskarnas varning till USA: Gör inte vad vi gjorde (Expressen, 21 July)

Experter om Astra Zenecas studie: Mycket kvarstår (Dagens Nyheter, 21 July)

”Vi har knappast facit för Sverige–Norge” (Svenska Dagbladet, 20 July)

Astra Zenecas vaccintester visar lovande result (Dagens Nyheter, 20 July)

Därför slår coronaviruset hårdare mot äldre (Aftonbladet, 20 July)

”Sverige har inte fått till en stark signal” (Svenska Dagbladet, 19 July)

Även mild fetma riskfaktor vid covid-19 (Sveriges Radio, 16 July)

Covidsjuka ska få prostatacancermedicin (Skånska Dagbladet, 15 July)

23 forskare: Vad är Folkhälsomyndigheten egentligen ute efter? (Göteborgs-Posten, 12 July)

”Regeringen blundar för fakta om äldreomsorgen” (Expressen, 12 July)

Sverigebilden sänker svenska företag: “Tror att smittan får härja fritt” (fplus, updated 10 July)

Flygresor kan påverka tidigare covidsjuka (Sveriges Radio, 10 July)

Tecken på samband mellan läkemedel och svårt covidsjuka (Sveriges Radio, 9 July)

Därför har New York Times artikel om Sverige fel om nästan allt (Emanuel Karlstens blogg, 9 July)

Angreppet på svenska strategin: ”Inga vinster” (Expressen, 7 July)

Antalet döda i Sverige under corona – jämfört med tidigare års dödlighet (Emanuel Karlstens blogg, 6 July)

Fem äldreforskare: ”Tryck tillbaka smittan mer – då skyddar vi äldre bäst” (Svenska Dagbladet, 3 July)

FOI: Pandemin visar på stora brister i den svenska krisledningen (Dagens Nyheter, 1 July)

Pfizer och BioNTech presenterar positiva data från vaccinkandidat mot covid-19 (Finwire News, 1 July)

Juristen Mats Melin leder coronakommissionen (Sveriges Radio, 30 June)

Studie: Immunitet mot corona större än vad antikroppstest visar (SVT, 30 June)

Militär i Kina ges vaccin mot coronaviruset (Aftonbladet, 30 June)

Sex månader med det nya coronaviruset – det har experterna lärt sig (Dagens Nyheter, 30 June)

Kraftig ökning av covid-19 i Gislaved efter studentfirande (Aftonbladet, 30 June)

“Att begränsa antalet döda är ditt jobb, Tegnell” (Expressen, 29 June)

Immuniteten mot covid-19 sannolikt högre än tester visat (Pressmeddelande från Karolinska Institutet, 29 June)

WHO backar delvis – kallar smittspridningen ”stabil” (Sveriges Radio, 26 June)

WHO pekar ut Sverige som riskland – ”total feltolkning” (SVT, 26 June)

WHO pekar ut Sverige som ett riskland (Aftonbladet, 26 June)

Coronaviruset kan ha funnits i Dalarna redan i December (Läkartidningen, 24 June)

Tom Britton: ”Nivån för flockimmunitet är lägre än vad vi trott” (LifeScience Sweden, 24 June)

Ledamöter kritiska: Regeringen lyssnade inte på äldreforskarnas varningar (Sveriges Radio, 24 June)

Vetenskapens värld. Del 1 av 6: Vägen ur corona. (SVT, 22 June)

Forskarnas hopp: Blodplasma med antikroppar kan rädda liv (SVT, 22 June)

Varför vet vi ingenting om Folkhälsomyndigheten? (Expressen, 19 June)

Tydliga tecken på hjärnskada vid svår Covid-19  (Pressmeddelande från Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, 18 June)

Så bryter corona igenom kroppens försvar (Vetenskapsradion, 18 June)

Fler coronafall bland unga – efter studentfirande (Sveriges Radio, 17 June)

Kraftig ökning av corona-smittade i Kalix (SVT, 17 June)

Krisläge i Gällivare – vill stoppa all busstrafik till och från samhället (SVT, 17 June)

Nya Karolinska har behandlat covid-patienter med steroider sedan mars (Dagens Nyheter, 17 June)

DN Debatt. ”Fel att bara testa personer som har covid-symtom” (Dagens Nyheter, 16 June)

Var sjunde i Stockholm har antikroppar (Sveriges Radio, 16 June)

Coronamodellerna – vad vet de om framtiden? Del 2 om modeller (Vetenskapsradion På djupet, 16 June)

Modellen som fick Storbritannien att kovända Del 1 om modeller (Vetenskapsradion På djupet, 15 June)

Svårt sjuka covidpatienter kommer in farligt sent till sjukhusen (Sveriges Radio, 16 June)

”Vi behöver nytänkande datainsamling för att bekämpa covid-19” (Ny Teknik, 15 June)

Inga belägg för nikotinskydd mot covid-19 (Sveriges Radio, 15 June)

När myndigheter vilseleder raseras tilliten i samhället (Altinget, 15 June)

Folkhälsomyndigheten lägger ner arbetet med coronamodell (Sveriges Radio, 15 June)

En dag med Covid-19 (Dagens Nyheter, 14 June)

Kan sommarsolen mota corona? (Vetenskapsradion Hälsa, 11 juni)

Folkhälsomyndigheten vilseledde även om antikroppstesterna (Altinget, 11 June)

Johan Carlson: Smittan kom in från länder som gick under vår radar (Dagens Nyheter, 10 June)

Folkhälsomyndigheten vilseledde om PCR-testerna (Altinget, 9 June)

DN Debatt. ”Sverige valde coronastrategi med 2004 års smittskyddslag” (Dagens Nyheter, 9 June)

Receptorn som förstörs av covid-19 – ledtråd till allvarliga symptom (Vetenskapsradion, Sveriges Radio, 8 June)

DN Debatt. 26 forskare: ”Anhöriga till sjuka måste sättas i karantän” (Dagens Nyheter, 7 June)

Geografiska skillnader i hur covid-19 drabbat Sverige (SVT, 5 June)

Smittskyddsläkare om sommarresorna: ”Finns en oro” (Sveriges Radio, 5 June)

Så kan viruset spridas i kroppen och skada olika organ (Dagens Nyheter, 5 June)

Haltande jämförelser av dödstal kan slå mot synen på Sveriges strategi (Dagens Nyheter, 5 June)

Insändare av leg läk Johan Fischer: ”Sveket mot svaga äldre skedde för 30 år sedan” (Dagens Nyheter, 4 June)

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

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

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

Överdödligheten på äldreboenden – i fem grafer (SVT, 2 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)

Så halkade Sverige efter i den globala jakten på läkemedel (Dagens Nyheter, 31 May)

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)

Vetenskapsakademien sammanfattar kunskapsläget. Experter inom mikrobiologi och medicin förklarar coronaviruset, sjukdomen och pandemin. (15 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.)

ACE-2 och coronavirus – en fråga om balans och dynamik? (Läkartidningen, 20 April)

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

 

 

John Snow Memorandum

Great Barrington Declaration

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

 

 

COVID: a visual library (Science Magazine, 14 August)

Compound Chemistry: Coronavirus infographics

The engines of SARS-CoV-2 spread (Science Magazine/Perspective, 23 October)

Scientists confirm first documented COVID-19 reinfection in the U.S. (Axios, 13 October)

Chile scientists study potential coronavirus mutation in remote Patagonia (Reuters, 9 October)

Long COVID: let patients help define long-lasting COVID symptoms (Nature, 7 October)

Flurry of coronavirus reinfections leaves scientists puzzled (The Guardian, 6 October)

Neanderthal genes are a liability for COVID-19 patients, study says (CBS News, 1 October)

This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic (The Atlantic, 30 September)

Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders (Press release from Princeton University, 30 September)

What people get wrong about herd immunity, explained by epidemiologists (Vox.com, 28 September)

Some Severe COVID-19 Cases Linked to Genetic Mutations or Antibodies that Attack the Body (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 24 September)

Coronavirus capable of invading brain: Study (The Straits Times, 10 September)

Bay area researchers explain ‘concerning’ effects of Covid-19 on human hearts (ABC7 News, 4 September)

Sweden Now Has a Lower COVID-19 Death Rate Than the US. Here’s Why It Matters (FEE, 4 September)

Herd Immunity Is Not a Strategy (The Atlantic, 2 September)

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged (Medium.com, 1 September)

South Korea sees elevenfold surge in Covid-19 patients with severe condition (Straits Times, 1 September)

Covid-19 news: Children at ‘strikingly low’ risk of severe illness (New Scientist, 28 August)

Coronavirus: Two patients in Europe catch COVID-19 for a second time – reports (Sky News, 26 August)

Covid-19 is becoming less deadly in Europe but we don’t know why (New Scientist, 24 August)

Covid-19 news: Researchers find first case of coronavirus reinfection (New Scientist, 24 August)

Older Children and the Coronavirus: A New Wrinkle in the Debate (New York Times, 14 August)

The pandemic appears to have spared Africa so far. Scientists are struggling to explain why (Science Magazine, 11 August)

How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond (Nature, 5 August)

From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists (Science Magazine, 31 July)

Three COVID-19 Patients Land in the ER. Here’s How the Virus Damaged Their Hearts (Discover Magazine, 30 July)

Surviving a COVID-19 ICU stay is just the start. We’re ignoring what else it takes to recover. (NBC News, 30 July)

We may already have herd immunity – an interview with Professor Sunetra Gupta (Reaction, 21 July)

Over half of coronavirus patients in Spain have developed neurological problems, studies show (El País, 17 July)

We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus. We were wrong. (UCSF Magazine, University of California, San Francisco, Summer 2020)

Covid-19 Risk Doesn’t Depend (Much) on Blood Type, New Studies Find (New York Times, 15 July)

Coronavirus: Why everyone was wrong. The immune response to the virus is stronger than everyone thought (Beda M. Stadler on the situation in Switzerland, in Medium.com, 2 July. Originally published in German, 10 June.)

The coronavirus is leaving some people with permanent lung damage (New Scientist, 25 June)

South Asia reels from ‘catastrophic’ virus surge (Asia Times, 18 June)

How deadly is the coronavirus? Scientists are close to an answer (Nature, 16 June)

Why children avoid the worst coronavirus complications might lie in their arteries (Nature, 11 June)

South Korean doctors find risk factors for severe COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11 June. Refers to this article.)

BREAKING! French COVID-19 Research Reveals That The Hypothalamus Region Of The Brain Is Also A Target For The SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus (Thailand Medical News, 10 June)

COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months (The Atlantic, 4 June)

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)

How Coronavirus Spreads through the Air: What We Know So Far (Scientific American, 12 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)

The Reason More Men Die From COVID-19 May Lie in Their Chromosomes (Discover, 13 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

 

 

The New York Times Vaccine Tracker (regularly updated)

The New York Times Coronavirus Drug and Treatment Tracker (regularly updated)

HEALTH AND SCIENCE AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response among adults (CNBC, 26 October)

Has Boris Johnson’s Test And Trace Gone Beyond The Point Of No Return? (Huffington Post, 22 October)

Remdesivir Fails to Prevent Covid-19 Deaths in Huge Trial (New York Times, 15 October)

New test detects coronavirus in just 5 minutes (Science Magazine, 8 October)

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine: Early Findings in Older Adults (New England Journal of Medicine, 29 September)

Thread on current vaccine status by virologist and vaccinologist Florian Krammer (28 September)

China Gives Unproven Covid-19 Vaccines to Thousands, With Risks Unknown (New York Times, 26 September)

Covid-19 Vaccines Could End Up With Bias Built Right In (Wired, 22 September)

Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19 (Reuters, 21 September)

In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A. (New York  Times, 19 September)

Researchers highlight ‘questionable’ data in Russian coronavirus vaccine trial results (Nature, 15 September)

Global report: Covid cases near 30m as China expects vaccine as soon as November (The Guardian, 15 September)

China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine candidate appears safe, slightly weaker in elderly (Reuters, 7 September)

Steroids reduce deaths of critically ill COVID-19 patients, WHO confirms (ScienceNews, 2 September)

97,000 People Got Convalescent Plasma. Who Knows if It Works? (Wired Magazine, 21 August)

Russia’s fast-track coronavirus vaccine draws outrage over safety (Nature, 11 August)

The Russian Vaccine (Science Magazine, 11 August)

Bad news: Scientists think a coronavirus vaccine might not work for one huge group of people (BGR, 9 August)

These 3 Covid-19 vaccines have been in the news. Here’s what you need to know about them (CNN, 6 August)

Dozens of COVID-19 vaccines are in development. Here are the ones to follow. (National Geographic, 31 July)

Which covid-19 treatments work and how close are we to getting more? (New Scientist, 28 July)

A Vaccine Reality Check So much hope is riding on a breakthrough, but a vaccine is only the beginning of the end. (The Atlantic, 24 July)

Coronavirus vaccines leap through safety trials — but which will work is anybody’s guess (Nature, 21 July)

Covid-19 Vaccines With ‘Minor Side Effects’ Could Still Be Pretty Bad (Wired, 21 July)

Studies provide glimpse at efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines from Oxford-AstraZeneca and CanSino (StatNews, 20 July)

Russian Elite Given Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine Since April (Bloomberg News, 20 July)

Common FDA-approved drug may effectively neutralize virus that causes COVID-19 (Eurekalert, 15 July)

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing (AP News, 14 July)

Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech shows positive results (Statnews, 1 July)

CanSino’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China (Reuters, 29 June)

What is the role of the IL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab (Actemra) in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? (Medscape, 26 June. Also contains information on other substances, like dexamethasone)

Coronavirus Antibody Tests Have a Mathematical Pitfall (Scientific American, July 2020 issue)

Covid-19 news: Dexamethasone drug saves lives of coronavirus patients (New Scientist, 16 June)

Lancet, New England Journal retract Covid-19 studies, including one that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs (Statnews, 4 June)

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

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, opinion articles and videos

 

 

How the experts messed up on Covid (Unherd.com, 26 October)

First, a Vaccine Approval. Then ‘Chaos and Confusion’ (New York Times, 12 October)

Dying in a Leadership Vacuum (Editorial: New England Journal of Medicine, 8 October)

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral (The Atlantic, 9 September)

COVID – why terminology really, really matters (Dr Malcolm Kendrick’s blog, 4 September)

Sweden’s High Covid Death Rate Among the Nordics: “Dry Tinder” and Other Important Factors (AIER, 29 August)

Sweden’s Covid-19 strategist under fire over herd immunity emails (The Guardian, 17 August)

Did Sweden Accidentally Blunder into COVID-19 Herd Immunity? (Reason, 14 August)

Is Sweden’s coronavirus strategy a cautionary tale or a success story? (New Scientist, 13 August)

Winter is coming: Why America’s window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing (Statnews, 10 August)

How the Pandemic Defeated America (The Atlantic, September Issue)

Trump ‘owes us an apology.’ Chinese scientist at the center of COVID-19 origin theories speaks out (Science Magazine, 24 July)

Sweden hoped herd immunity would curb COVID-19. Don’t do what we did. It’s not working. (USA Today, 21 July)

Genes May Influence COVID-19 Risk, New Studies Hint (The Scientific American, 21 July)

Why Covid could become the new common cold (Unherd, 21 July)

DNA Inherited From Neanderthals May Increase Risk of Covid-19 (New York Times, 8 July)

The Pandemic Experts Are Not Okay- Many American public-health specialists are at risk of burning out as the coronavirus surges back (The Atlantic, 7 July)

Spain’s coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity (CNN, 6 July)

The Lancet Editor’s Wild Ride Through the Coronavirus Pandemic (The New Yorker, 27 June)

120,000 Missing Deaths: Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Outbreak (New York Times, 20 June)

For Experts Who Study Coronaviruses, a Grim Vindication (Undark Magazine, 8 June)

Critiqued coronavirus simulation gets thumbs up from code-checking efforts (Nature, 8 June)

T cell immunity in the elderly (MedicalXpress, 5 June)

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)
Unherd video interviews with leading scientists (UK)

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The virus and its origins

 

 

 

The Coronavirus Unveiled (New York Times, 9 October)

Did Pangolin Trafficking Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic? (The New Yorker, 31 August)

Close relatives of the coronavirus may have been in bats for decades (Science News, 28 July)

The hunt for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 will look beyond China (The Economist, 22 July)

Fact-checking claims coronavirus might have started in August 2019 (BBC, 14 June)

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

 

 

Spike mutation D614G alters SARS-CoV-2 fitness (Nature, 26 October)

Convalescent plasma in the management of moderate covid-19 in adults in India: open label phase II multicentre randomised controlled trial (PLACID Trial) (British Medical Journal, 22 October)

The pandemic exposes human nature: 10 evolutionary insights (PNAS, 22 October)

Virus detection and identification in minutes using single-particle imaging and deep learning (MedRxiv, 17 October)

Genomic evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: a case study (The Lancet, 12 October)

The major genetic risk factor for severe COVID-19 is inherited from Neanderthals (Nature, 1 October)

SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development (Nature, 23 September)

Low genetic diversity may be an Achilles heel of SARS-CoV-2 (PNAS, 21 September)

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Dynamics Should Inform Policy (SSRN, 21 September)

How super-spreader cities, highways, hospital bed availability, and dengue fever influenced the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil (MedRxiv, 19 September)

Lancet Medical Journal Changes Peer-Review Process Amid Flurry of Covid-19 Research (The Wall Street Journal, 18 September)

ACE2: Its potential role and regulation in severe acute respiratory syndrome and COVID‐19 (Journal of Cellular Physiology, 9 September)

Note of concern (Critique of article in The Lancet: Russian Covid-19 tests, Cattivi Scienziati, 7 September)

Humoral Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland (New England Journal of Medicine, 1 September)

COVID-19 in unequally ageing European regions (World Development, 28 August)

Robust T cell immunity in convalescent individuals with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 (Cell, 14 August)

16 Possible Factors for Sweden’s High Covid Death Rate among the Nordics (SSRN, 14 August)

Nanobodies Against the Coronavirus: Something New (Science Magazine blog, 13 August)

Open Science Saves Lives: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic (BiorXiv, 13 August)

Public health lessons learned from biases in coronavirus mortality overestimation (Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 12 August)

Role of children in household transmission of COVID-19  (Archives of Disease in Childhood, 6 August)

Selective and cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 T cell epitopes in unexposed humans (Science Magazine, 4 August)

SARS-CoV-2-reactive T cells in healthy donors and patients with COVID-19 (Nature, 29 July)

Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic (Nature, 28 July)

Haplotype networks of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the Diamond Princess cruise ship outbreak (PNAS, 28 July)

SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV viral load dynamics, duration of viral shedding and infectiousness: a living systematic review and meta-analyses (MedRxiv, 25 July)

A country level analysis measuring the impact of government actions, country preparedness and socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality and related health outcomes (The Lancet, 21 July)

Safety and immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2: a preliminary report of a phase 1/2, single-blind, randomised controlled trial (The Lancet, 20 July)

Effect of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: Preliminary results from a multi-centre, randomized, controlled trial. (MedRxiv, 15 July)

SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell immunity in cases of COVID-19 and SARS, and uninfected controls (Nature, 15 July)

A mechanistic model and therapeutic interventions for COVID-19 involving a RAS-mediated bradykinin storm (eLife, 7 July)

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study (The Lancet, 6 July)

Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown (Press release from Karolinska Institutet, 29 June). PDF in BiorXiv.

Targets of T Cell Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Humans with COVID-19 Disease and Unexposed Individuals (Cell, 25 June)

Intrafamilial Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Induces Cellular Immune Response without Seroconversion (MedRxiv, 22 June)

Neurochemical evidence of astrocytic and neuronal injury commonly found in COVID-19 (Neurology, 16 June)

The hypothalamus as a hub for putative SARS-CoV-2 brain infection (BiorXiv, 9 June)

Autopsy of COVID-19 victims in China (National Science Review, 6 June)

Prognostic Factors for Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Daegu, Korea (Korean Journal of Medical Science, 2 June)

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

The ABO blood group locus and a chromosome 3 gene cluster associate with SARS-CoV-2 respiratory failure in an Italian-Spanish genome-wide association analysis (MedRxiv, 31 May)

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

Variation in False-Negative Rate of Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction–Based SARS-CoV-2 Tests by Time Since Exposure (Annals of Internal Medicine, 20 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)

Targets of T Cell Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Humans with COVID-19 Disease and Unexposed Individuals (Cell, 14 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)

Presence of SARS-CoV-2 reactive T cells in COVID-19 patients and healthy donors (MedRxiv, 17 April)

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)

Effective Treatment of Severe COVID-19 Patients with Tocilizumab (Chinaxiv, 5 March)

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

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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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