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COVID-19 Information and Peer-Reviewed Resources
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October 9, 2020

Topic Collection: COVID-19 Information and Peer-Reviewed Resources

 

This Topic Collection focuses on information and peer-reviewed resources to inform COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts. Resources include data visualizations, literature collections, resource databases, and other curated collections of information for specific stakeholder groups.  

Please refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage for the most up-to-date clinical guidance on COVID19 outbreak management.

 

Data Visualizations


This resource links to and describes various models developed to forecast the COVID-19 pandemic and relevant effects on the healthcare system. Models are categorized as case projection and capacity planning, community vulnerability maps, and case mapping and projection tools. The page is updated with new models as needed.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Cases, Data, and Surveillance. (Added 5/1/2020.)U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This page includes links to various CDC data products, including COVIDView (weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity), COVID Data Tracker (total number of U.S. cases and deaths, cases and deaths by county, social impact, school closures), Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity Pathway (number of facilities reporting by state, percent of inpatient beds occupied, percent of intensive care unit beds occupied), and COVID-NET (laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 associated hospitalizations).
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2020). COVID-19 Nursing Home Data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This resource page displays data reporting by certified Medicare skilled nursing facilities and Medicaid nursing facilities. Users may view individual facility data as well as view maps of total resident cases and deaths by state and resident cases and deaths per 1,000 residents by state.
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COVID Exit Strategy. (2020). How We Reopen Safely.
This interactive map displays states as red, yellow, or green based on how well they meet the White House gating criteria for reopening.
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Delphi Research Group. (2020). COVIDcast. (Added 4/24/2020.)Carnegie Mellon University.
This interactive map of real-time COVID-19 indicators displays intensity of activity and seven-day trends at the state, metropolitan area, and county levels. Indicators are based on data from doctor visits, self-reported symptom surveys by Facebook and Google, Google searches on COVID-19 topics, and requests for influenza testing reported by Quidel.
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GISCorps and Coders Against COVID. (2020). COVID-19 Testing Sites Locator. (Added 5/15/2020.)
This map identifies COVID-19 testing sites across the U.S. The color-coded map indicates the type of testing available at each site: molecular, antibody, antigen, a combination of types, or unknown. Users can click on each site for additional information, including testing requirements and directions to the site.
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Harvard Global Health Institute. (2020). Pandemics Explained.
This map shows worldwide, U.S., state, and county-level risk levels for COVID-19 based on the seven day moving average of daily new cases per 100,000 people. Jurisdictions are color-coded to indicate whether they are on track for containment (green), have community spread (yellow), have accelerated spread (orange), or are at a tipping point (red).
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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. (2020). COVID-19 Projections. (Added 4/24/2020.)University of Washington .
This page models projections on demands of hospital resources (all beds, intensive care unit beds, and invasive ventilators) and deaths by state or country assuming current social distancing is maintained until COVID-19 infections are minimized and containment is implemented.
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Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2020). COVID-19 Data Dashboard. (Added 5/1/2020.)
This data dashboard shows reported COVID-19 deaths by country and by U.S. state and territory. The U.S. charts also show daily reported death data for states and territories by growth phase.
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Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering. (2020). COVID-19 Dashboard. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This dashboard includes an interactive global map (cumulative confirmed cases, active cases, incidence rate, case-fatality ratio, testing rate) along with data on global cases, global deaths, US state level deaths/recovered. Additional pages display an interactive US map, critical trends, Data in Motion and tracking home page.
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Kaiser Family Foundation. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page features graphics and interactives with accompanying analysis related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visualizations include: interactive maps (urban and rural differences in hospital bed capacity, Medicaid emergency authorities by state, number of ICU beds by county, confirmed cases and deaths, cases and deaths by race and ethnicity, adults at higher risk of serious illness if infected), charts and infographics (long-term care workforce characteristics, potential inpatient COVID-19 treatment costs, nursing facility indicators, state policy actions, telehealth for older adults), and polling and survey data.
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Nextstrain. (2020). Real-Time Tracking of Novel Coronavirus Evolution. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page offers interactive data visualizations of pathogen phylogenies by geographic location.
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South China Morning Post. (2020). Coronavirus: The Disease COVID-19 Explained. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page – updated daily – offers infographics and data visualizations to explain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This map allows users to view the forecasted impact of COVID-19 on every county in the United States. The model is based on the number of licensed hospital beds and critical care staff within a 40 minute drive, the percentage of the population age 65 and older, the county's score based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Social Vulnerability Index, and data from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's COVID-19 model.
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Surgo Foundation. (2020). Bringing Greater Precision to the COVID-19 Response. (Added 7/9/2020.)
This resource page includes several data products to improve understanding of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are a U.S. COVID-19 community vulnerability index, social distancing tracker, analysis of nurses' tweets during the pandemic, and an Africa COVID-19 community vulnerability index.
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This website compiles, visualizes and provides downloadable data about numbers of COVID-19 cases occurring in long term care facilities, by U.S. state.
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The COVID Tracking Project. (2020). COVID-19 Data. (Added 4/24/2020.)
The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer organization launched by The Atlantic to collect U.S. data on COVID-19 testing and patient outcomes. The page provides data by state on number of tests completed, hospitalizations, intensive care unit patients, patients on ventilators, patients who have recovered, and deaths. It also provides grades on the quality of each state’s data.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. (2017). GeoHEALTH.
GeoHEALTH is ASPR's secure Geographic Information System (GIS) based, electronic, interactive mapping application. This application incorporates information from other federal and public agencies (e.g., NOAA, USGS and NGOs) into a single visual environment for enhanced situational awareness, assessment, and management of resources for planning, response to natural, man-made or pandemic events. This system supports functions such as policy analysis, planning, course of action comparison, incident management, and training.
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University of Oxford. (2020). Coronavirus Government Response Tracker. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page offers data visualizations of the relationship between the number of COVID-19 cases and the stringency of the country’s response measures by date via an interactive chart and heat map.
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Urban Institute. (2020). Understanding Hospital Bed Capacities Nationwide Amid COVID-19. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This map shows county level data on the total number of hospital beds and unoccupied hospital beds per 1,000 people based on data from the 2018 American Hospital Association Annual Survey.
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Select Resources


American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2020). COVID-19 Recommendations for Nurse Practitioners.
This page includes links to information to track the spread of COVID-19, guidelines and recommendations, webinars, policy and practice updates, survey results, and infectious disease updates.
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American College of Gastroenterology. (2020). COVID-19 and GI.
This page includes COVID-19 information for gastroenterologists and and gastroenterology care providers. Resources include clinical guidance, articles, patient handouts, webinars, policy and practice information, research, and media coverage.
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American Hospital Association. (2020). Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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American Nurses Association. (2020). COVID-19 Resource Center.
This page includes various resources to assist nurses responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Public Health Association. (2020). COVID-19. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page includes fact sheets and other communications materials, recordings from a webinar series, and other resources to help public health professionals respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Society for Health Care Engineering. (2020). COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Facilities. (Added 4/29/2020.)
This page includes articles, tools, videos, and guidance to assist healthcare facilities in modifying and maintaining critical operations including air quality, safety and security, and infection prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Veterinary Medical Association. (2020). COVID-19. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page provides information to veterinarians about COVID-19, how to protect their teams while providing patient care, government relief that may be available to veterinary practices, managing the business impacts of the pandemic, and support for personal wellbeing.
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Association of Public Health Laboratories. (2020). Responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page provides information on COVID-19 testing and how public health laboratories are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). (2020). COVID-19*.
The ASTHO COVID-19 Response Hub provides State or Territory data on State of Emergency Declarations and links to the State/Territorial COVID-19 Websites & Hotlines, Elective Medical Procedure Guidance, and Testing Prioritization Guidance. The ASTHO website also includes COVID-19 resources for State/Territorial health officials. Access at https://coronavirus-astho.hub.arcgis.com/. Access ASTHO-developed COVID-19 Resources at https://astho.org/COVID-19/ASTHO-Resources/ *
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Center for Health Security. (2020). COVID-19. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
This web page includes situation reports, fact sheets, analysis, connections to experts, and links to key resources related to COVID-19.
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Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. (2020). Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center. (Added 4/24/2020.)
The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) tracks news and scientific literature and provides analysis on COVID-19 related topics.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Public Health Information Network Vocabulary Access and Distribution System (PHIN VADS). (Added 6/29/2020.) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This page includes links to various COVID-19 information management resources, including those related to health care data for emergency medical services, clinical encounters, public health reporting, laboratories, and geospatial data.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Health Department Search. (Added 6/23/2020.) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This page allows users to search for COVID-19 resources created by health departments.
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Federation of American Hospitals. (2020). COVID-19 Resources. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page includes links to resources and updates to assist hospitals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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International Society for Infectious Diseases. (2020). COVID-19.
This resource page includes information on infection control in healthcare settings, clinical protocols and guidelines, publications and news articles, open access courses, and Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) alerts.
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National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). (2020). Our Response Efforts Around COVID-19*.
This webpage provides a Directory of Local Health Departments (LHD) and COVID-19 virtual community resources, available to LHD members, to share resources around COVID-19 and best practices. All local health officials and Preparedness Coordinators have access. Access the Directory at https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory *
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National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center. (2020). Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Added 4/24/2020.)
The National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC) created this page to share COVID-19 related resources. The page provides key situation updates, links to guidance, and access to education and training courses, preparedness tools, and clinical and research resources.
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National Governors Association (NGA). (2020). Coronavirus: What you Need to Know*.
The National Governors Association (NGA) Coronavirus webpage provides current information on what actions States/Territories have taken to address coronavirus, including a State Action Tracking Chart and detailed actions taken by governors and state and territorial leaders to date in response to COVID-19. Emergency declarations, Major Disaster Declarations, Executive Orders issued to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Waivers are included with links to source documents. NGA Memos share strategies, examples, and resources on a range of COVID-19 issues. Access the State Action Tracking Chart at https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/#glance *. Access detailed State/Territorial Resource Pages and State Actions at https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/#actions* Access NGA Memos at https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/#memos*
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Raftery, A., Currie, J., Bassett, M., and Groves, R. (2020). Evaluating Data Types: A Guide for Decision Makers using Data to Understand the Extent and Spread of COVID-19. (Added 7/9/2020.)The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
This report identifies seven data types (confirmed cases, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, reported confirmed COVID-19 deaths, excess deaths, fraction of viral tests that are positive, and representative prevalence surveys) and suggests they be assessed using five criteria (representativeness, bias, time, space, and uncertainty, measurement and sampling error).
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This guide assists health officials determine critical functionalities needed for case investigations and contact tracing, technological options, and issues of implementation in adopting technologies.
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The Joint Commission. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page includes links to COVID-19 related resources for healthcare organizations and providers on: personal protective equipment, ventilators and other respiratory support, staffing and telehealth, ambulatory health care, behavioral health care, home care, hospitals, laboratory services, nursing care centers, and staff health and wellbeing.
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Weissleder, R., Lee, H., Ko, J., and Pittet, M. (2020). COVID-19 Diagnostics in Context. (Added 7/2/2020)Center for Systems Biology.
This fact sheet summarizes information about SARS-CoV-2 viral composition, COVID-19 clinical factors, immune responses and outcomes, nucleic acid and protein tests, performance comparison of different test types, and other related details. It also includes a list of tests cleared by the Food and Drug Administrations.
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Literature Collections


BMJ offers free access to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 related articles in its journals as well as guidance and best practices.
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Cochrane Library. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence Relevant to Critical Care. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This is a special collection of systematic reviews related to critical care of patients with severe acute respiratory infections. Reviews are available in English, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
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This is a special collection of systematic reviews related to COVID-19 infection prevention. Reviews are available in English, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
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Congressional Research Service. (2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Added 7/9/2020.)
Congressional Research Service reports related to COVID-19 are listed on this page under the categories of: global issues, public health, economic impacts on individuals, impacts on business and the U.S. economy, executive branch response, congressional response and legislation, and legal analyses.
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Elsevier. (2020). Novel Coronavirus Information Center. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page provides free access to journal articles related to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. It also provides clinical information and patient resources.
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Evidence Aid. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence Collection. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This webpage offers summaries of key literature relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Oxford Academic Journals. (2020). COVID-19 Information Hub. (Added 4/24/2020.)
The Oxford University Press offers free access to its journal articles and other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Science. (2020). Coronavirus. (Added 4/24/2020.)
Science offers free access to its COVID-19 related articles.
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Springer Nature. (2020). SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Resources. (Added 4/24/2020.)
Springer Nature offers free access to its journal articles and other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Lancet. (2020). COVID-19 Resource Centre.
This web page provides links to 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) content from all Lancet journals as it is published.
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The New England Journal of Medicine. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Added 4/24/2020.)
The New England Journal of Medicine offers free access to its COVID-19 pandemic related journal articles as well as clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
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Wiley Online Library. (2020). COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak. (Added 4/24/2020.)
Wiley offers free access to its COVID-19 pandemic related journal articles and book chapters.
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Wolters Kluwer. (2020). COVID-19 Resources and Tools (Coronavirus Resources). (Added 4/24/2020.)
Wolters Kluwer offers free access to its various resource updates, clinical effectiveness resources, journal articles, and other tools related to COVID-19. Some resources require registration.
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Resource Databases


COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition. (2020). Resource Library. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This private sector coalition of healthcare organization, technology firms, nonprofit organizations, academia, and startups collects data, literature, best practices, and other resources in a searchable library.
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DisasterLit. (2020). COVID-19 Resources. National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.
DisasterLit is a database of disaster medicine and public health resources. This search page displays resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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National Institutes of Health. (2020). COVID-19 Clinical Trials.
This page displays information on federally-funded clinical studies related to COVID-19.
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National Library of Medicine. (2020). PubMed Central COVID-19 Resources. National Institutes of Health.
PubMed Central is a digital archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences literature. This search page displays articles related to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.
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Semantic Scholar. (2020). COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). (Added 4/24/2020.)
A collaboration of research groups created this dataset of research literature from peer-reviewed journals and archival sources related to COVID-19.
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The Global Health Network. (2020). COVID-19 Research Implementation and Knowledge Hub. (Added 4/24/2020.)
This interactive page provides information on protocols, tools, and resources in the research areas of therapeutic trials, disease characterization, social science, diagnostics, ethics and community engagement, vaccines, and health systems.
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World Health Organization. (2020). Global Research on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). (Added 4/24/2020.)
This page includes a database – updated daily – of global literature on COVID-19. Records may be searched by text or filtered by the main subject, type of study, language, source journal, or clinical aspect.
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