Last updated on February 22nd, 2020 at 11:50 am

The new Coronavirus COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) epidemic outbreak unfolds, with still much uncertainty. Thus, we must closely monitor it, using the best possible ressources available.

All actors should also develop scenarios to make sure they are ready across all possible futures.

Here, you will find a list of reliable sources to monitor the COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) epidemic outbreak.

Considering the danger of the spread of fake news enhanced and fed by the fear related to an epidemic, this is a contribution to struggling against dangerous perceptions and rumours.

Official and governmental sources about the COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) epidemic outbreak

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Factor in Coronavirus risks to your activity : commissioned reports
The US SEC urged listed firms to factor coronavirus risks in their financial disclosures (19 Feb 20). The UK FRC stressed (18 Feb): “Companies will need to monitor developments and ensure they are providing up-to-date and meaningful disclosures to their shareholders when preparing their year-end reports.” All companies should consider the future likely impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on their activity.
Contact us for commissioned reports helping you to plan ahead and fulfil your obligations. Also contact Dr Helene Lavoix directly.

World Health Organization (WHO): website for the outbreak of 2019–nCov.

U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Novel coronavirus in China.

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC): website.

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Screenshot of the CCDC map on 29 January 2020 20:46; cases up to to 28 January.

China CDC: distribution of infection of new coronavirus (updated map and figures).

China CDC: Tracking the epidemic

In Chinese: 新型冠状病毒疫情 = new coronavirus epidemic

China Global Television Network (official, China): Youtube Channel; Battle against novel Coronavirus (news update).

South Korea CDC Coronavirus Infection-19

Scientific contributions about the COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) epidemic outbreak

To follow the evolution of the outbreak in near real-time

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Check our new online course on scenario-building for Geopolitical Risks and Crisis Anticipation

John Hopkins CSSE: Tracking the COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) spread in real-time – map and graphs.

DXY (, the world’s largest online professional community of physicians, medical institutions, healthcare providers, and life science researchers. Established in 2000, over 4 million registered members in China and other countries in 2020: Coronavirus dedicated website updated stats, news and maps.

International Society for Infectious Diseases: ProMED-mail.

In-depth understanding of the new Coronavirus as it develops

The Lancet: COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) Resource Centre.

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center.

Nature: News update on the coronavirus.

The New England Journal of Medicine: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Imperial College London, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis

BioRxiv: biological scientific papers waiting for peer-reviews – Coronavirus

MedRxiv: scientific and medical papers waiting for peer-reviews – Coronavirus

Institut Pasteur: Fiche Coronavirus de Wuhan (FR).

Other sources

Understanding epidemic with a game: Plague Inc. and Plague Inc.: evolved – Wikipedia article.

Explaining the coronavirus (Youtube): Medical Lectures (

Credit featured image: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay, Public Domain.

About the author: Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the Director of The Red (Team) Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for national and international security issues. Her current focus is on Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Science, and Security. She teaches at Master level at SciencesPo-PSIA.

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