COVID-19 Resources

Over the last month, we have been observing developments here in Colorado regarding the progression of COVID-19. Governor Polis’ press conference on 3/27/2020 created major concern by presenting a dire picture of the pandemic’s risks and imposing a stay-at-home order with severe economic and social costs. Dave Kisker and colleagues analyze the basis for Governor Polis’ order:

Polis failed to make the case for his COVID crackdown (//https_www.coloradopolitics.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coloradopolitics.com%2Fopinion%2Fpolis-failed-to-make-the-case-for-his-covid-crackdown%2Farticle_3474295c-88fd-11ea-a28b-6be6c6834985.html)

What is missing in the COVID-19 story for Colorado? (https://weldpeopleunited.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/What-is-missing-in-the-COVID-19-story-for-Colorado.pdf)

How large is the actual COVID-19 impact? (https://weldpeopleunited.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/How-large-is-the-actual-COVID-19-impact.pdf)

Links to useful resources on this topic:

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them (https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them)

The Pandemic Doesn’t Have to Be This Confusing (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/pandemic-confusing-uncertainty/610819/)

Policy and Punditry Need to Adapt to New Virus Data (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/05/03/policy_and_punditry_need_to_adapt_to_new_virus_data_143102.html)

Face Masks Against COVID-19: An Evidence Review (https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review/?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A58f8155d-b513-4e32-8d98-8695430077c7&pageNum=1)

Masks for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data (https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data?fbclid=IwAR247TTy9Ah1U-0jMefEIIPkzrCYLn395WKMgOHtImPfjUpGQTCJ1cPkDOY)

The Politics of a Virus (https://www.smerconish.com/news/2020/4/27/the-politics-of-a-virus)

The Numbers Behind Social Distancing (http://systrom.com/blog/the-numbers-behind-social-distancing/)

How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes (https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/how-does-coronavirus-kill-clinicians-trace-ferocious-rampage-through-body-brain-toes#)

Quantifying the effect of quarantine control in Covid-19 infectious spread using machine learning (https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.03.20052084v1.full.pdf)

Caution Warranted: Using the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Model for Predicting the Course of the COVID-19 Pandemic (https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2764774/caution-warranted-using-institute-health-metrics-evaluation-model-predicting-course)

Influential Covid-19 model uses flawed methods and shouldn’t guide U.S. policies, critics say (https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/17/influential-covid-19-model-uses-flawed-methods-shouldnt-guide-policies-critics-say/)

COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence in Santa Clara County, California (https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20062463v1.full.pdf)