The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses is charged with the naming of viruses, not the disease derived from them. To learn more about how the coronavirus was named SARS-Cov-2 read their article, “The species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus: classifying 2019-nCoV and naming it SARS-CoV-2” from the journal, Nature Microbiology.
Social media has also played a role in how the virus is labeled and variations for the disease and the virus can be viewed in the Coronavirus on Twitter section of this guide.
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See the latest evidence in PubMed & LitCOVID
The Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME) out of the University of Washington Center for Health Trends and Forecasts created a simulation detailing the peak time for hospital resource utilization and deaths per day by state.
According to their paper, "By aggregating forecasts across states, we determined the overall trajectory of expected health care need in different categories and deaths...Demand for health services rapidly increases in the last week of March and first 2 weeks of April and then slowly declines through the rest of April and May, with demand continuing well into June. The shape of the curve reflects both the epidemic curves within each state and the staggered nature of the epidemic around the country."
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Many publishers now participate in the free exchange of current health information during national disasters or disease outbreaks. The Wellcome Trust is an agreement amongst peer-reviewed research publications to provide rapid and open access to information across the globe. You can learn more here: https://wellcome.ac.uk/press-release/sharing-research-data-and-findings-relevant-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
Caution: Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been peer-reviewed. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information
Aidy Weeks, MSLIS, AHIP
GME Liaison Librarian & Collections Manager
UNLV Health Sciences Library