COVID Overview

Because COVID-19 is a new disease, information about it evolves continually. Our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team reviews, evaluates, and compiles COVID-19 information as it emerges so that we can help you find current and accurate information about the pandemic.

Our COVID Overview discusses some of the most recent research on COVID-19 from evidence-based published and unpublished sources.

 

COVID Overview Decks

Each of the sections below contains a slide deck of COVID information collected, vetted, and condensed by our medical anthropology and epidemiology team.

Facts About COVID-19

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 06.09.2021COVID-19 is a severe respiratory illness caused by the virus named SARS-CoV-2. It is a novel virus, which means that no one in the world has antibodies to it because no one has ever been...

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The Great Barrington Declaration & John Snow Memorandum

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 11.09.2020The Great Barrington Declaration The Great Barrington Declaration is a strategy put forth by a VERY small population of scientists suggesting that the best way to curb the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Staying Safe At Home & In Your Community

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 03.12.2021Basic Prevention When trying to stay safe in your community there are a couple basic things you can do to reduce your risk of COVID-19. The first is to create and maintain a "social bubble"...

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COVID-19 Variants

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 06.09.2021When a person is infected with a virus, the virus makes copies of itself in the host in a process called viral replication. This process is not perfect, and newly-synthesized viruses can...

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 06.09.2021The Goal of COVID-19 Vaccine Development Vaccines help the body's immune system recognize and respond to diseases. This can prevent illness and/or reduce severity of illness for those who...

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Health Care Workers & COVID-19

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 04.23.2021Healthcare workers (HCWs) account for approximately 1 in 7 coronavirus cases recorded by the World Health Organization. Globally, around 14% of COVID-19 cases reported to WHO are among...

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Understanding Commonly Used Epidemiology Statistics

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 09.04.2020Infection Progression There are three basic stages in the progression of an infectious disease. First is the Latent Period, the time from a person's exposure to a pathogen up until they are...

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Herd Immunity, Testing, & COVID-19

Last updated by our Medical Anthropology & Epidemiology Team on 06.04.2021HERD IMMUNITY Herd immunity is "a situation in which a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to an infectious disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness) to make its spread...

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