Latest on COVID19

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How does climate affect the transmission of COVID19? This preliminary study explains the relationship:

Development of an inactivated vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2


The epidemiology and pathogenesis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak


COVID-19: Channels of transmission to food and agriculture

How will the COVID19 pandemic affect food systems? The report by Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations assesses selected channels of transmission and the impacts of agricultural factor markets, trade and final demand.  Click on the link to read the full report

Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2)

Country experiences with COVID19 show that not every case of the virus will be documented. However, undocumented but infectious cases play a role in the spread of the pandemic. By taking the case of China, this paper explores how undocumented cases facilitate rapid spread of the virus:


Persistence of corona viruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, countries are putting in place social distancing and lockdown measures to contain the spread of the virus. How effective is social distancing and what is the interplay between age, contact patterns, social distancing, susceptibility to infection, and COVID-19 dynamics? This study explores these questions through contact surveys data analysis for Wuhan and Shanghai before and during the outbreak. Read more by following the link below:

The Network of African Science Academies' statement on COVID-19 in Africa


The pandemic COVID19 and measures to contain it’s spread is dramatically impacting the global economy. This paper provides preliminary insights on the potential effects of the COVID19 on economic growth and welfare in Ethiopia.

NAS panel discussion on COVID-19

During its 157th Annual Meeting, the National Academy of Sciences (USA) held a special session on COVID-19. The event featured a diverse panel of experts and discussions on the latest evidence on diagnostic, treatment and vaccine development.  Click here to watch the full discussion