COVID-19 Resources

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Data, Statistics & Research

  • Our World In Data: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research
    To my mind this is currently one of the best pages which presents and thoughly explains the available data on COVID-19. It contains more than 40 interactive visualizations and particularly elaborates on what can and can not be said based on the available data. The page and data are updated daily.
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: COVID-19
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is closely monitoring this outbreak, providing risk assessments, public health guidance, and advice on response activities to EU Member States and the EU Commission. Although ECDC is an agency of the European Union is provides and visualizes world-wide data. The page and data are updated daily.
  • World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
    The World Health Organization (WHO) provides various resources including general guidance and help, situation reports and data on global level, a publication data base on COVID-19 and media resources. Particularly, the situation reports and data are updated daily.
  • Johns Hopkins University & Medicine: Corona Virus Resource Center
    Johns Hopskins hosts a dedicated resource center on COVID-19 which encompasses general guidance, an interactive map/dashboard covering cases, deaths and recovered on global level, media resources and sitation reports. Particularly, the situation reports and data are updated daily.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a dedicated page on the COVID-19 including resources for communities, healthcase professionals and data about cases and tests in the US only. The page and data are updated daily.
  • The COVID Tracking Project
    The COVID Tracking Project fills a gap in publicly available COVID-19 testing data for the US. Interestingly at the moment no US governmental or institutional source is publishing complete data on testing. The CDC publishes COVID-19 cases but no complete accounting of how many people have been tested. The project aggregates, verifies and provides the data in a spreadsheet reporting on positive, negative and pending tests, patients hospitalized and deaths.

Articles & Posts

  • Berinato, S.: That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief. In: Havard Business Review, March 23, 2020
    In this HBR interview Scott Berinato explains how the classic five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, acceptance) apply in the COVID-19 pandemic and the practical steps we can take to manage the anxiety.
  • Gates, B.: How to respond to COVID-19. And prepare for the next epidemic, too. Gatesnotes, February 28, 2020
    An inspiring post by Bill Gates combining the short- and long-term perspective on COVID-19 and future epidemics. If you consider that this post is based on an article he wrote already in 2015, it’s a little bit scary because he was already describing a high-level plan for grappling with such epidemics.
  • Gates, Bill: The first modern pandemic – The scientific advances we need to stop COVID-19. Gates Notes, April 23, 2020
    Another great post of Bill Gates in which he summarizes the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and elaborates on the innovations required to cope with the virus.
  • Gates, Bill: COVID-19 is awful. Climate change could be worse. Gates Notes, August 4, 2020
    Bill Gates is leveraging the momentum of COVID-19 to focus on climate change and compare the impacts of COVID-19 with the expected impacts of climate change. If you like this post, make sure you also watch the replay of the MIT Sloan Management Review webinar with Andrew Winston and Paul Michelman (see section ‘Podcasts, Videos & Webinars’ below).
  • F-L-I-C-C: The most common disinformation tricks of science deniers
    An awesome summary of the five common tricks of science deniers including downloadable infographics licenced via CC BY-ND 4.0
  • McNulty, E.J.: Leading Through COVID-19 – Finding hope and opportunity in a global calamity. In: MIT Sloan Management Review. March 6, 2020
    Eric J. McNulty draws upon more than 15 years of field research on crisis leadership in a range of incidents, such as hurricanes, terror attacks, and public health events. He and his colleagues have found that there is an art to leading through the darkest hours. A brief and positive read including a description of three interdependent areas of activity that help foster sustained high performance by teams and the larger enterprise.
  • Reeves, M.; Fæste, L.; Chen, C.; Carlsson-Szlezak, P.; Whitaker, K.: How Chinese Companies Have Responded to Coronavirus. In: Havard Business Review, March 10, 2020
    New analysis of data from China suggests that the country appears to be in the early stages of an economic rebound. While this recovery could be vulnerable if a new wave of infections emerges, many Chinese companies appear to have moved beyond crisis response to recovery and post-recovery planning. Futhermore, this article elaborates on 12 lessons for other companies.
  • Vogt, Paul Robert: COVID-19 – an interim review or an analysis on the ethics, the medical facts as well as the current and future political decisions. In: DIE MITTELLÄNDISCHE Onlinezeitung. English Version, April 18, 2020
    An excellent op-ed by Paul Robert Vogt who’s a heart surgeon in Switzerland. The article is a bit of a rant but also very well-grounded and following a clear argumentation including some interesting references.
  • Yong, Ed: How the Pandemic Will End. The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out. In: The Atlantic, March 25, 2020
    This great article by Ed Yong outlines various short-, medium- and long-term scenarios for the development of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although it reads quite dramatic at the very beginning, the scenarios which are derived are based on fact and it contains a lot of valuable figures and references.

Podcasts, Videos & Webinars

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Bill Gates on Fighting Coronavirus. April 3, 2020
    Trevor Noah and Bill Gates talk about the various strategies and options for dealing with the coronavirus. I’m always impressed by the holistic and long-term perspective of Bill Gates. While others – including the US government – are still discussing, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is already taking action and investing millions of dollars in testing, vaccine development and production facilities. Moreover, it’s a very orderly interview which unfortunately isn’t standard these days.
  • MIT Sloan Management Review Webinar with Eric J. McNulty and Paul Michelman: Leading Through a Crisis Day-by-Day. April 8, 2020
    Eric J. McNulty is an associate director of Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He draws on more than 15 years of field research on crisis leadership in a range of incidents, such as hurricanes, terror attacks, and public health events to give some guidance related to the COVID-10 pandemic. In this webinar he clearly argues that there is much we can’t control, but thoughtful leaders should use hope and compassion to encourage their team, promote resilience, assuage fear, and help team members see into the future.
  • MIT Sloan Management Review Webinar with Andrew Winston and Paul Michelman: COVID-19, Climate, and the Clean Economy: Gigatrends Changing the World. April 14, 2020
    Andrew Winston is a globally recognized thought leader on business and sustainability. In this webinar he analyzes the potential impact of COVID-19 on global trends like climate crisis, pressure on resources, clear technologies, generation Z and the demand for more transparency. Furthermore, he sharing some very interesting reflections on the impacts including some guidance.
  • NDR Info: Coronavirus-Update Podcast
  • MDR: Kekulés Corona-Kompass Podcast