COVID-19: Anticipation, Timing and Influence – From Mobility Restriction to Medicine Shortage

Last updated on February 21st, 2020 at 12:36 pmScenarios regarding the future of the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak in China and globally vary wildly (David Cyranoski, “When will the coronavirus outbreak peak?“, Nature, 18 February 2020). The estimates go from the outbreak peaking at the end of February 2020 to months away with millions infected (Ibid.). […]

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Epidemic Outbreak is Not Only about a New Virus

Last updated on February 21st, 2020 at 12:42 pmThe coronavirus epidemic is “a very grave threat” because “Viruses can have more powerful consequences than any terrorist action”. This is what the WHO Director stressed as an international meeting of 400 scientists and other experts convened in Geneva (Sarah Boseley, “Coronavirus should be seen as ‘public […]

The New Coronavirus COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) Mystery – Fact-Checking

Last updated on February 21st, 2020 at 12:51 pmThe new Coronavirus 2019-nCoV epidemic outbreak is a mystery. Indeed, since it became a concern in China at the end of December 2019 and in the early days of January 2020 (WHO timeline), the various actors and authorities involved have been sending contradictory signals regarding the outbreak. […]

Resources to monitor the new Coronavirus COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) Epidemic Outbreak

Last updated on February 22nd, 2020 at 11:50 amThe 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 […]