COVID-19 Facts


Following the first reports of cases of acute respiratory syndrome in the Chinese Wuhan municipality at the end of December 2019Chinese authorities have identified a novel coronavirus as the main causative agent. The outbreak has rapidly evolved affecting other parts of China and has now spread globally.

On 12 February 2020, the novel coronavirus was named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) while the disease associated with it is now referred to as COVID-19.

Human-to-human transmission has been confirmed but more information is needed to evaluate the full extent of this mode of transmission. The source of infection is unknown and could still be active.

Virus Facts

Making sense of COVID-19 Mortality Numbers – The UK Case

Making sense of COVID-19 Mortality Numbers – The UK Case Article by Arik Shimansky from I previously worked out the worst case scenario for mortality from COVID-19 based on the mortality numbers and some conservastive assumptions about the number...

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Making sense of the COVID-19 numbers

Making sense of the COVID-19 numbers Article by Arik Shimansky from There have been many statistics thrown around concerning the mortality rate of COVID-19. By now we should be able to get a clear picture, but frankly, the numbers...

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When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready? SOURCE: The Gurdian Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all...

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The Cost of Waiting

The Cost of Waiting SOURCE: This is the most informed article that I have read about the spread of the pandemic. I urge everyone that is genuinely interested in understanding the current state of knowledge about the spread of...

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Latest COVID-19 Statistics UK Cases (Does not measure estimated spread in population as patients only tested in hospital) Global Cases

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COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Information Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has...

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