Effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19: A Tale of Three Models
Objective To compare the inference regarding the effectiveness of the various non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for COVID-19 obtained from different SIR models.
THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT SHOCK ON LIFE EXPECTANCY AND MORTALITY RATES
Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Question What is the household secondary attack rate for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)?
Predictive Performance of International COVID-19 Mortality Forecasting Models
See Code - Global COVID-19 Forecast Comparison
Code for: Predicting the Trajectory of Any COVID19 Epidemic From the Best Straight Line
Code to accompany paper below: See: https://github.com/csblab/covid19-public/
Predicting the Trajectory of Any COVID19 Epidemic From the Best Straight Line Michael Levitt, Andrea Scaiewicz, Francesco Zonta
False-positive COVID-19 Results: Hidden Problems and Costs
RT-PCR tests to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA are the operational gold standard for detecting COVID-19 disease in clinical practice. RT-PCR assays in the UK have analytical sensitivity and specificity of greater than 95%, but no single gold standard assay exists.
Covid-19: Politicisation, “Corruption,” and Suppression of Science
When good science is suppressed by the medical-political complex, people die
Kamran Abbasi, executive editor
Covid-19 Mortality: A Matter of Vulnerability Among Nations Facing Limited Margins of Adaptation
Results: Higher Covid death rates are observed in the [25/65°] latitude and in the [−35/−125°] longitude ranges. The national criteria most associated with death rate are life expectancy and its slowdown, public health context (metabolic and non-communicable diseases (NCD) burden vs. infectious diseases prevalence), economy (growth national product, financial support), and environment (temperature, ultra-violet index). Stringency of the measures settled to fight pandemia, including lockdown, did not appear to be linked with death rate.