Monday, January 20, 2020

COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) resources

I am collecting information sources about this virus, an outbreak of which began in Wuhan, China in late 2019.  The disease is named Covid-19 by the WHO, and the virus SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.   The virus and disease are also referred to as nCoV, novel coronavirus, and (less often, I think) WN-CoV.

The information is in six separate posts:


Current awareness  

Epidemiology and genetics

Information for the public, including travel advice

Information for health professionals, including official information and guidelines

Journals and databases with some free content (page created 26th March 2020)

Other collections of information

Knowledge for Healthcare: COVID-19/Coronavirus
- from Health Education England.  Use the link in the menu bar to access resources, including those for patients.

Compass: COVID-19 resources for social and behavior change

Evidence Aid Coronavirus Resources Information Hub - systematic reviews, guidelines, journal and publisher resources, and information in languages other than English.

Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus (Public Health England).    Resources listed that require an OpenAthens login may be restricted to PHE staff, but University of Leicester undergraduate health students can ask their library ( and NHS staff their library for advice.

NHS Evidence Search - for information relevant to the NHS, including information for patients.

WHO EPI-WiN.   Information from the WHO Information Network for Epidemics

Libraries are welcome to link to this post.   An acknowledgement would be appreciated.  If you have already linked, thank you!

New resources last added to this page 25th March 2020, 0715 UK time


Alex said...

How many people died in the cause of Corona Virus?

Keith Nockels said...

The WHO and Johns Hopkins University both have sites that record number of deaths. Both are on my epidemiology blogpost.

G said...

Extremely useful links, thank you Keith!

Greetings from Milan


Keith Nockels said...

Thank you - glad they were useful!