Learning About Coronavirus

Learn more about the Coronavirus from trusted sources, including courses about epidemiology and virology

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Get answers to complex scientific questions related to COVID-19


Based on 100,000+ scholarly articles from CORD-19

Decoding Covid-19


Infographic from South China Morning Post

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do


Video by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

The Side Eye: Viruses vs Everyone


Three important points of COVID-19 through cartoon

Radiografía de tres brotes: así se contagiaron y así podemos evitarlo


An analysis of how the virus spread in three different circumstances (an office building, a restaurant and a bus). Includes links to the papers of each study. In Spanish, with graphics.

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General Information

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COVID-19 International Media Brief


A written summary of all notable Coronavirus articles found on newsnow.co.uk. If anyone would like to help write this document contact Sam Gangadin-Guinness on Facebook.

Coronavirus Info-Database


An attempt to organize the disparate papers, articles and links about the COVID-19 pandemic by the Less Wrong community dedicated to human rationality. We sort, summarize and prioritize all links on a daily basis. You can submit new links by pressing the big green button.

New coronavirus may spread as an airborne aerosol, like SARS


Blog post summarizing New England Journal of Medicine Study suggesting that the virus can spread as an aerosol, by lingering in the air for hours after someone has coughed or sneezed in the area.

Transmission of COVID-19 by aerosol, implications for public health


Article discussing potential implications for public health policy (in particular with relation to masks) of the virus spreading like an aerosol.

China Officially Announces that Coronavirus Can Spread as an Aerosol


Thailand Medical News report on China's announcing Coronavirus can spread as an aerosol

Flatten The Curve

🔗 https://www.flattenthecurve.com/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and thorough guidance compiled by Julie McMurry, MPH. Supported by National Centre for Health Data and Innovative Support for Emergencies Diseases and Disasters

After ‘Flatten the Curve’, we must now ‘Stop the Spread’. Here’s what that means


COVID-19 explainers by New Zealand science blogger Siouxsie Wiles

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medical Terminology


Get help understanding all of the medical language surrounding COVID-19. Ask for help with defining words and get simple definitions from medical professionals.

The Tip of the Iceberg: Virologist David Ho (BS '74) Speaks About COVID-19


Interview on CalTech website with trustee David Ho, leading AIDS researcher.

Pandemic Preparedness COVID-19 Update – Citizens Guide


Community Pandemic Preparedness Guide, originally written for the influenza pandemic by Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters.

Travel restrictions related to the 2019–20 Coronavirus pandemic


Wikipedia page listing COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.

COVID-19: Analysis, resources and how you can help


80,000 Hours is a non-profit that provides research and support to help people find careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Key information about the crisis, how to use your time and money to tackle it effectively, ideas on how to personally cope.

Coronavirus Syllabus


Books, articles and other media for teaching about Coronavirus. Crowdsourced. Interdisciplinary. Includes links to other syllabi.


2019 Novel Coronavirus

🇬🇧🔗https://lifeapps.io/lifeology/covid-19 (English)

🇨🇳🔗https://lifeapps.io/lifeology/covid-19-zh (Chinese)

Short course written to help people with low health and science literacy be more prepared for the COVID-19 epidemic.

Practical ways to stop coronavirus

🔗 https://practicalwaystostopcoronavirus.wordpress.com/

Blog collection of simple explanations of the basic things everyone can do.

The Science Behind COVID-19


Infographic by a biomedical communicator showing events that occur following SARS-CoV-2 infection.


COVID-19: Japanese Research Elucidates Risk Of Virus Transmission Via Emission Of Micro-Droplets


Visual of aerosol transmission from someone simply speaking and virus is aerosolized that stays in air where others can breathe it in if they are not wearing a mask.

Chinese health authorities admit COVID-19 can be transmitted through aerosol
📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pshp3uZzHTw 
On Chinese announcement of aerosol transmission.
COVID-19 | coronavirus | SARS-CoV-2


COVID-19 video playlist from Medmastery clinical skills channel.

Coronavirus Outbreak - Transmission & Updates Explained (Recorded January 26, 2020)


MedCram video series on Coronavirus


Emergency episode: Rob & Howie on the menace of COVID-19


Informational podcast from 80,000 Hours giving an effective altruist perspective on COVID-19.

TWiV 657: Shane Crotty on SARS-CoV-2 immunity


This Week in Virology, by top virologists and infectious disease doctors covering the latest research and governmental response to COVID-19 and they also answer listener questions.


WHO COVID-19 Course Series


World Health Organization course series on COVID-19.

Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19


Coursera hosted e-learning course offered by Imperial College London.

COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus


Free online course by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Coronavirus Awareness


Free Coronavirus Awareness Course/eLearning - SCORM package available for download and embed code for placing into intranet/web pages. Covers symptoms, self-isolation and myths. Quiz at the end to help retention.

Tracing the Outbreak

Covid19 - Contact tracing - Ecosystem survey

🔗Ecosystem survey Google Doc.

A survey of the projects working on the contact tracing and mapping part of the problem, data sets, media coverage etc.

COVID-19 Tracker


A site for self-reporting your coronavirus situation whether you are sick or healthy.


🔗 covid19risk.com

Free and anonymous exposure notification app. We hope to slow the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 with crowdsourced data.



A computational platform designed to allow a quick estimate of the probability of exporting infected individuals through the airline transportation network and the daily commuting patterns.



Global Epidemic and Mobility Model

COVID-19 Location History Tool


🔗 https://github.com/yjlou/2019-nCov/tree/master/countries

A tool to compare user’s location history with patients’. It uses Google Maps Timeline KML data. All the data comparison is processed in local so that the user’s data are NOT shared with any government. Github repository available.

Microsoft Bing COVID-19 Tracker


Global dashboard integrated with Bing.

First confirmed virus case in Africa – as it happened


Guardian news report of first Coronavirus case in Africa on February 14.

Events on COVID-19

COVID-19 Free Virtual Summit: The State & Future of Pandemics

🔗 https://www.crowdcast.io/e/covid-19-virtual-summit/register

📅 16 - 18 March 2020

From Singularity University's community of global experts on COVID-19, the current challenges and solutions, and future impact on our health, business, government, and communities.

Accelerate Good Global 2020


📅 17 March 2020

A sector-defining event, uniting tech nonprofit entrepreneurs, technology leaders, and philanthropists who believe in leveraging tech for good.