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Pandemics and Intellectual Discourse: Epidemiology & Public Health Perspectives

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Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Image captured and colorized at NIAID's Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. Credit: NIAID


LitCOVID:  A curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.


COVID-19 Primer: Uses the most advanced NLP algorithms, and provides summaries and trends in the latest research papers and the conversations around them.  


Trip COVID19:  Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.


The New England Journal of Medicine Coronavirus (Covid-19): A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.


Coronavirus Research Topics - Frontiers: Journal articles in 54 domains related to pandemics and coronavirus. 

 Epidemics & Ecologies: Reading in the Time of COVID-19: A bibliography from WPI's William San Martín, Alexandra Vlachos and Graeme Wyn. The project mostly focuses on crucial pieces on the history of interspecies relations, human health, and ecological changes that can provide insights into the current pandemic. It's mostly coming from discussions in environmental history, but has integrated many contributions from anthropology, STS, environmental/medical humanities, and environmental studies. 


RR:C19 is a new open access, rapid-review overlay journal, from MIT Press and UC Berkeley, to combat misinformation in COVID-19 research.
AAAS/Science: Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News  
The Science journals are striving to provide the best and most timely research, analysis, and news coverage of COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. All content is free to access.


people with masks during COVID-19 crisis

The Next Pandemic - Narrated by Ian Watson, Produced by Ian Watson, In Quantum (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2013)
  --  In 1918, the Spanish flu killed between 20 and 40 million people worldwide. Now the search is on to find the early 20th Century virus in the hope that it might help mankind survive other deadly new strains.

Pandemic: A Horizon Guide - Produced by Louise Bourner, British Broadcasting Corporation, In Horizon, Season 46, Horizon Special (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009) 
--  From HIV to Smallpox, Sars to bird flu, infectious diseases are one of the biggest threats to human life, so what have we learnt over the years? Are we any closer to understanding viruses? And will we be prepared when the next one strikes?

Coronavirus: Race Against the Pandemic - (TVF International)  (Copyright © 2020 MCN International Pte Ltd)
-- Where did this novel coronavirus come from? In what way was it manifesting itself in humans? How was it being spread? We uncover the vital questions scientists ask as they grapple to understand this new virus, and its potential threat.

Avian Flu: Preparing for the Pandemic -Directed by Alex Seaborne, Narrated by Richard Wilson, Produced by Alex Seaborne, Dick Bower, Richard Wilson, In Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010)
-- The world stands on the edge of a flu pandemic, according to the world’s leading experts. The results, they predict, will be catastrophic. Millions of deaths, economies and civil society in chaos, political life undermined or destroyed. A doomsday scenario!

Unseen Enemy - Directed by Janet Tobias, Performed by Dr. Larry Brilliant, Peter Piot, Laurie Garrett, Peter Sands, Heidi Larson, Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, Produced by Peter Klein, Janet Tobias, Vulcan Productions, CNN Films, Sierra/Tango Productions (Tel-Aviv District: Cinephil, 2017)
-- Unseen Enemy examines why in the 21st century we are experiencing a rash of diseases that were once only outbreaks but have now become full - blown epidemics. Moving across the globe, you'll meet our characters: doctors, disease detectives, everyday men and women

Teaching the Science: Swine Flu - Produced by Cornucopia Productions Ltd, In Action! Teacher Video - UK/India, 1 (Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2008), 14 minutes.
-- This program presents four top UK scientists in who are playing an international role in the battle against the Swine Flu pandemic threat. Our contributors answer a series of questions posed by our contributing science teachers, including "Why are young people at greater risk?"