COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 resources

Last updated: March 25, 00:15 UTC

Resources about the current state

Datasets

Curated list of dashboards and visualizations

These are not all the things. That is not the goal, that is supposed to be a curated list. I found that these are some of the best (in terms of clarity, information content, data freshness, uniqueness, the organizations or people behind them, …):

Valuable background information

You’d like to understand things? You’d like to listen to researches talk about the topic?

How the open data community approaches this topic

It’s so cool to see how the scientific community approaches this topic in a truly collaborative fashion. Some things I enjoyed seeing:

Terminology

  • A coronavirus is a virus from a well-known family of viruses (discovered in the 1960s). The name is derived from the structural appearance (the 3D shape) that these viruses have.
  • SARS-CoV-2 is the name for the new, currently spreading, virus. It is a special kind of coronavirus. Its name is an abbreviation for “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2”.
  • COVID-19 is the currently established name for the infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

These names are official as of this WHO announcement.

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