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March 26th, 2020

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs continues to report on the coronavirus outbreak from his home in Kirkland, Wash., site of the first U.S. cases. In this installment, he talks with researchers about what their models show for the future of the pandemic and on research to create tests to see who has developed immunity.



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March 23rd, 2020

Factual and important links to current information on COVID-19


COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) - 29,000 articles on Coronavirus for text mining:


COVID-19 Epidemiological Data Repository by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science & Engineering (JHU CCSE):


European Center for Disease Control & Prevention (ECDC) - COVID-19 Epidemiological Data:


U.S. Hospital Capacity Estimates (Harvard Global Health Institute): U.S. State COVID-19 Testing Data:


Italy COVID-19 Data:


WHO COVID-19 Data - Cases & Deaths in China (by province) and other countries:


ACAPS COVID-19: Government Measures Dataset:


World Bank Indicators (population health & healthcare systems) relevant to COVID-19:


GeneBank COVID-19 Genetic Sequences:


Next Strain COVID-19 Genomics Database:




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