COVID-19 Scientific Papers
updated October 22, 2020 08:00 EDT

This is a sub-page of: COVID-19 information.

Caveat 1: there are thousands of papers being published and this is not in any way a representative sample.
Caveat 2: research is happening at a very rapid pace, so keep in mind that something published just a few months or weeks ago may have already been superseded.

Earlier

  • 03/25/2008 Modeling targeted layered containment of an influenza pandemic in the United States | PNAS
  • 09/02/2014 Quantification of Shared Air: A Social and Environmental Determinant of Airborne Disease Transmission

    January 2020

  • 01/27 Updated understanding of the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019‐nCoV) in Wuhan, China - Wang - 2020 - Journal of Medical Virology - Wiley Online Library
  • 01/30 Transmission of 2019-nCoV Infection from an Asymptomatic Contact in Germany | NEJM

    February 2020

  • 02/09 Far-UVC light: A new tool to control the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases | Scientific Reports

    March 2020

  • 03/03 Fractal kinetics of COVID-19 pandemic | medRxiv
  • 03/09 Temperature and Latitude Analysis to Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 :: SSRN
  • 03/16 Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand - Imperial College London [PDF]
  • 03/17 The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 | Nature Medicine
  • 03/17 Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 | NEJM
  • 03/27 Treatment of 5 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 With Convalescent Plasma | JAMA | JAMA Network

    April 2020

  • 04/03 Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks | Nature Medicine
  • 04/06 Quantifying the effect of quarantine control in Covid-19 infectious spread using machine learning | medRxiv
  • 04/07 Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | medRxiv
  • 04/07 Early Release - High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 - Volume 26, Number 7—July 2020 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC
  • 04/10 Association of Public Health Interventions With the Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan, China | Global Health | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 04/10 Early Release - Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Hospital Wards, Wuhan, China, 2020 - Volume 26, Number 7—July 2020 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC
  • 04/11 OSF | The Small World Network of College Classes: Implications for Epidemic Spread on a University Campus | Cornell
  • 04/13 Projecting the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 through the postpandemic period | Science
  • 04/13 Universal Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Women Admitted for Delivery | NEJM
  • 04/15 COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine & Hypoxic Pneumonia / Timing of Viral Shedding & Transmission / Coinfection with Other Respiratory Pathogens
  • 04/15 Fast spread of COVID-19 in Europe and the US and its implications: even modest public health goals require comprehensive intervention | medRxiv
  • 04/18 Relative disease burdens of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza in New York City, February 1 - April 18, 2020. | medRxiv
  • 04/20 Human monoclonal antibodies block the binding of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to angiotensin converting enzyme 2 receptor | Nature
  • 04/22 National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan - Rockefeller Foundation [PDF]
  • 04/23 Modeling infectious disease dynamics | Science
  • 04/23 Outcomes of hydroxychloroquine usage in United States veterans hospitalized with Covid-19 | medRxiv
  • 04/23 SARS-CoV-2 entry factors are highly expressed in nasal epithelial cells together with innate immune genes | Nature Medicine
  • 04/24 Effect of High vs Low Doses of Chloroquine Diphosphate as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients Hospitalized With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAM
  • 04/24 Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks | ACS Nano
  • 04/24 Early Release - Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Household Contacts of a Healthcare Provider, Wuhan, China - Volume 26, Number 8—August 2020 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC

    May 2020

  • 05/05 Rapid development of an inactivated vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2 | Science
  • 05/07 Hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19: an open-label, randomized, controlled trial | medRxiv
  • 05/08 Harnessing multiple models for outbreak management | Science discussed here: 05/07 Which COVID-19 models should we use to make policy decisions?
  • 05/08 Impact of climate and public health interventions on the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study | CMAJ
  • 05/11 COVID-19 and Postinfection Immunity: Limited Evidence, Many Remaining Questions | Infectious Diseases | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 05/12 The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission | PNAS
  • 05/12 Estimating excess 1-year mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic according to underlying conditions and age: a population-based cohort study - The Lancet
  • 05/13 An outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic: an observational cohort study - The Lancet
  • 05/13 An outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic: an observational cohort study - The Lancet discussed here: 05/13 Kawasaki-like disease: emerging complication during the COVID-19 pandemic - The Lancet
  • 05/14 Assessment of Deaths From COVID-19 and From Seasonal Influenza | Geriatrics | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network
  • 05/14 Strong Social Distancing Measures In The United States Reduced The COVID-19 Growth Rate | Health Affairs
  • 05/15 Early Release - Cluster of Coronavirus Disease Associated with Fitness Dance Classes, South Korea - Volume 26, Number 8—August 2020 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC
  • 05/20 Nasal ACE2 Levels and COVID-19 in Children | Infectious Diseases | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 05/25 Tail risk of contagious diseases | Nature Physics
  • 05/29 Differential Effects of Intervention Timing on COVID-19 Spread in the United States | medRxiv

    June 2020

  • 06/03 Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Narrative Review: Annals of Internal Medicine: Vol 0, No 0
  • 06/04 Serodiagnostics for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome–Related Coronavirus-2: A Narrative Review: Annals of Internal Medicine: Vol 0, No 0
  • 06/05 False Negative Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Infection — Challenges and Implications | NEJM
  • 06/08 The effect of large-scale anti-contagion policies on the COVID-19 pandemic | Nature discussed here: 06/08 Emergency COVID-19 measures prevented more than 500 million infections, study finds | Berkeley News
  • 06/09 Rationing social contact during the COVID-19 pandemic: Transmission risk and social benefits of US locations | PNAS discussed here: 06/11 Which businesses should be open? | MIT News
  • 06/10 A modelling framework to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in combination with ‘lock-down’ in managing the COVID-19 pandemic | Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 06/10 Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19 | PNAS
  • 06/11 Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19 | PNAS
  • 06/18 Economic Vulnerability of Households With Essential Workers | Health Disparities | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 06/22 Using influenza surveillance networks to estimate state-specific prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States | Science Translational Medicine
  • 06/22 Early Release - Persistence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Aerosol Suspensions - Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC
  • 06/26 Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | Science
  • 06/29 Seroconversion of a city: Longitudinal monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in New York City | medRxiv
  • 06/29 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in U.S. Children and Adolescents | NEJM
  • 06/29 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in New York State | NEJM

    July 2020

  • 07/02 Eurosurveillance | Excess all-cause mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe – preliminary pooled estimates from the EuroMOMO network, March to April 2020
  • 07/02 The implications of silent transmission for the control of COVID-19 outbreaks | PNAS
  • 07/06 Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study - The Lancet
  • 07/09 Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 | Critical Care Medicine | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 07/09 Socio-economic, environmental impacts of COVID-19 quantified
  • 07/09 Air recirculation role in the infection with COVID-19, lessons learned from Diamond Princess cruise ship | medRxiv
  • 07/10 Tracking the reach of COVID-19 kin loss with a bereavement multiplier applied to the United States | PNAS
  • 07/11 Longitudinal evaluation and decline of antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2 infection | medRxiv
  • 07/15 Effect of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: Preliminary results from a multi-centre, randomized, controlled trial. | medRxiv
  • 07/16 Reconstruction of the full transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in Wuhan | Nature
  • 07/16 Impact of delays on effectiveness of contact tracing strategies for COVID-19: a modelling study - The Lancet Public Health
  • 07/21 The Infectious Nature of Patient-Generated SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol | medRxiv
  • 07/28 Social distancing responses to COVID-19 emergency declarations strongly differentiated by income | PNAS
  • 07/29 Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the US | Infectious Diseases | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 07/29 Characteristics and Quality of US Nursing Homes Reporting Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Geriatrics | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

    August 2020

  • 08/01 Long-term patient-reported symptoms of COVID-19: an analysis of social media data | medRxiv
  • 08/03 Use of facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic - The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
  • 08/04 Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients | medRxiv
  • 08/06 Clinical Course and Molecular Viral Shedding Among Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Community Treatment Center in the Republic of Korea | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network
  • 08/07 Low-cost measurement of facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech | Science Advances
  • 08/07 Interferon responses in viral pneumonias | Science
  • 08/07 Successful Elimination of Covid-19 Transmission in New Zealand | NEJM
  • 08/10 Dental procedure aerosols and COVID-19 - The Lancet Infectious Diseases
  • 08/11 Management of post-acute covid-19 in primary care | The BMJ
  • 08/13 Transmission heterogeneities, kinetics, and controllability of SARS-CoV-2 | medRxiv
  • 08/14 A potent neutralizing nanobody against SARS-CoV-2 with inhaled delivery potential | bioRxiv
  • 08/18 Variation in False-Negative Rate of Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction–Based SARS-CoV-2 Tests by Time Since Exposure | Annals of Internal Medicine
  • 08/19 Demographic perspectives on the mortality of COVID-19 and other epidemics | PNAS
  • 08/19 Social and behavioral consequences of mask policies during the COVID-19 pandemic | PNAS
  • 08/19 Characterizing superspreading events and age-specific infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Georgia, USA | PNAS
  • 08/21 COVID-19 is, in the end, an endothelial disease | European Heart Journal | Oxford Academic
  • 08/21 Efficacy of Remdesivir in COVID-19 | Infectious Diseases | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 08/21 Early Release - Asymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on Evacuation Flight - Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC
  • 08/24 Full article: Exhaled respiratory particles during singing and talking
  • 08/26 Effect of hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin on the mortality of COVID-19 patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Clinical Microbiology and Infection
  • 08/26 Population-scale longitudinal mapping of COVID-19 symptoms, behaviour and testing | Nature Human Behaviour
  • 08/27 Misconceptions about weather and seasonality must not misguide COVID-19 response | Nature Communications
  • 08/27 COVID-19 vaccine trials should seek worthwhile efficacy - The Lancet
  • 08/28 Salivary Detection of COVID-19 | Annals of Internal Medicine
  • 08/28 Saliva or Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 | NEJM

    September 2020

  • 09/02 Reduced development of COVID-19 in children reveals molecular checkpoints gating pathogenesis illuminating potential therapeutics | PNAS
  • 09/04 An alpaca nanobody neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 by blocking receptor interaction | Nature Communications
  • 09/08 Comparison of Clinical Features of COVID-19 vs Seasonal Influenza A and B in US Children | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network
  • 09/08 “When Will We Have a Vaccine?” — Understanding Questions and Answers about Covid-19 Vaccination | NEJM
  • 09/08 Facial Masking for Covid-19 — Potential for “Variolation” as We Await a Vaccine | NEJM
  • 09/08 Social and behavioral consequences of mask policies during the COVID-19 pandemic | PNAS
  • 09/08 Demographic perspectives on the mortality of COVID-19 and other epidemics | PNAS
  • 09/09 Clinical Outcomes in Young US Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19 | Critical Care Medicine | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network
  • 09/09 Use of “normal” risk to improve understanding of dangers of covid-19 | The BMJ
  • 09/09 Risk stratification of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: development and validation of the 4C Mortality Score | The BMJ
  • 09/09 Covid-19 Molecular Diagnostic Testing — Lessons Learned | NEJM
  • 09/10 Trained Innate Immunity, Epigenetics, and Covid-19 | NEJM
  • 09/10 Mapping global trends in vaccine confidence and investigating barriers to vaccine uptake: a large-scale retrospective temporal modelling study - The Lancet
  • 09/11 COVID-19 and the Path to Immunity | Allergy and Clinical Immunology | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 09/11 Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Findings in Competitive Athletes Recovering From COVID-19 Infection | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Cardiology | JAMA Network
  • 09/11 The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in Europe and North America | Science
  • 09/14 Seasonal coronavirus protective immunity is short-lasting | Nature Medicine
  • 09/17 Patient-reported outcome measures after COVID-19: a prospective cohort study | European Respiratory Society
  • 09/17 A systematic review of antibody mediated immunity to coronaviruses: kinetics, correlates of protection, and association with severity | Nature Communications
  • 09/17 Clustering and superspreading potential of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hong Kong | Nature Medicine
  • 09/18 Artificial intelligence in COVID-19 drug repurposing - The Lancet Digital Health
  • 09/21 COVID-19 in children and young people | Science
  • 09/21 Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in hospitalized pediatric and adult patients | Science Translational Medicine
  • 09/22 Quantifying and contextualizing the impact of bioRxiv preprints through automated social media audience segmentation
  • 09/22 Occurrence and transmission potential of asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections: A living systematic review and meta-analysis
  • 09/23 National Trends of Cases of COVID-19 in Children Based on US State Health Department Data | American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 09/23 The rise of COVID-19 cases is associated with support for world leaders | PNAS
  • 09/23 Physics of virus transmission by speaking droplets | PNAS
  • 09/25 Susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Children and Adolescents Compared With Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | Adolescent Medicine | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network
  • 09/25 Superantigenic character of an insert unique to SARS-CoV-2 spike supported by skewed TCR repertoire in patients with hyperinflammation | PNAS
  • 09/25 Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a large nationwide sample of patients on dialysis in the USA: a cross-sectional study - The Lancet
  • 09/28 Viral epitope profiling of COVID-19 patients reveals cross-reactivity and correlates of severity | Science
  • 09/28 Effects of ventilation on the indoor spread of COVID-19 | Journal of Fluid Mechanics | Cambridge Core
  • 09/28 Direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 using CRISPR-Cas13a and a mobile phone | medRxiv
  • 09/29 Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in two Indian states | Science
  • 09/29 A Cytokine Circus with a Viral Ringleader: SARS-CoV-2-Associated Cytokine Storm Syndromes: Trends in Molecular Medicine - Cell
  • 09/29 Genetic mechanisms of critical illness in Covid-19 | medRxiv
  • 09/29 Low risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by fomites in real-life conditions - The Lancet Infectious Diseases
  • 09/29 Early Release - Flight-Associated Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Corroborated by Whole-Genome Sequencing - Volume 26, Number 12—December 2020 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC
  • 09/30 In-hospital cardiac arrest in critically ill patients with covid-19: multicenter cohort study | The BMJ
  • 09/30 Spinal cord dysfunction after COVID-19 infection - Nature

    October 2020

  • 10/01 Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in people with an acute loss in their sense of smell and/or taste in a community-based population in London, UK: An observational cohort study - PLOS
  • 10/01 COVID-19 Vaccine Predictions: Using Mathematical Modelling and Expert Opinions to Estimate Timelines and Probabilities of Success of COVID-19 Vaccines | Center For Global Development
  • 10/01 Frontiers | Pandemic Dreams: Network Analysis of Dream Content During the COVID-19 Lockdown | Psychology
  • 10/02 Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | Science
  • 10/05 Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19 | Cardiology | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 10/05 Follow-up of adults with non-critical COVID-19 two months after symptoms' onset - ScienceDirect
  • 10/05 Neuropathology of patients with COVID-19 in Germany: a post-mortem case series - The Lancet Neurology
  • 10/06 Children and Adolescents With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Epidemiology, Clinical Course and Viral Loads - The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • 10/06 Symptoms and Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among Children—Utah and Wisconsin, March–May 2020 | American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 10/06 SARS-CoV-2-specific T-cells in unexposed humans: presence of cross-reactive memory cells does not equal protective immunity | Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy
  • 10/06 Cross-reactive memory T cells and herd immunity to SARS-CoV-2 | Nature Reviews Immunology
  • 10/06 Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 | Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • 10/06 Remdesivir targets a structurally analogous region of the Ebola virus and SARS-CoV-2 polymerases | PNAS
  • 10/07 The effect of temperature on persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces | Virology Journal | Full Text
  • 10/07 Extrafollicular B cell responses correlate with neutralizing antibodies and morbidity in COVID-19 | Nature Immunology
  • 10/08 Characteristics of Hospitalized Children With SARS-CoV-2 in the New York City Metropolitan Area - PubMed
  • 10/08 SARS-CoV-2 disrupts splicing, translation, and protein trafficking to suppress host defenses: Cell
  • 10/08 Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Final Report | NEJM
  • 10/08 Clinical impact of molecular point-of-care testing for suspected COVID-19 in hospital (COV-19POC): a prospective, interventional, non-randomised, controlled study - The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
  • 10/09 Economic hardship and mental health complaints during COVID-19 | PNAS
  • 10/10 Convalescent plasma for patients with severe COVID-19: a matched cohort study | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic
  • 10/11 Global projections of potential lives saved from COVID-19 through universal mask use | medRxiv
  • 10/12 Outcomes of Neonates Born to Mothers With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection at a Large Medical Center in New York City | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network
  • 10/12 SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody structures inform therapeutic strategies | Nature
  • 10/12 The role of environmental factors on transmission rates of the COVID-19 outbreak: an initial assessment in two spatial scales | Scientific Reports - Nature
  • 10/12 Seasonality and uncertainty in global COVID-19 growth rates | PNAS
  • 10/12 Genomic evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: a case study - The Lancet Infectious Diseases
  • 10/13 Sudden irreversible hearing loss post COVID-19 | BMJ Case Reports
  • 10/13 Will SARS-CoV-2 become endemic? | Science
  • 10/13 Regeneron’s Antibodies Prevent and Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Monkeys
  • 10/13 SARS-CoV-2 immunity: review and applications to phase 3 vaccine candidates - The Lancet
  • 10/13 COVID-19 in New Zealand and the impact of the national response: a descriptive epidemiological study - The Lancet Public Health
  • 10/15 Synthesis and systematic review of reported neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infections | Nature Communications
  • 10/16 An Outbreak of COVID-19 Associated with a Recreational Hockey Game — Florida, June 2020 | MMWR
  • 10/16 Race, Ethnicity, and Age Trends in Persons Who Died from COVID-19 — United States, May–August 2020 | MMWR
  • 10/16 Emergency Use Authorization of Covid Vaccines — Safety and Efficacy Follow-up Considerations | NEJM
  • 10/19 Herd Immunity and Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Control | JAMA | JAMA Network
  • 10/19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection Rates in a Multistate Sample of Skilled Nursing Facilities | Geriatrics | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network
  • 10/19 Neuropilin-1 facilitates SARS-CoV-2 cell entry and infectivity | Science
  • 10/19 Structural analysis of full-length SARS-CoV-2 spike protein from an advanced vaccine candidate | Science
  • 10/20 Numerical investigation of aerosol transport in a classroom with relevance to COVID-19: Physics of Fluids: Vol 32, No 10
  • 10/20 Building Trust to Achieve Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network
  • 10/20 Factors Associated With US Adults’ Likelihood of Accepting COVID-19 Vaccination | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network
  • 10/20 Living risk prediction algorithm (QCOVID) for risk of hospital admission and mortality from coronavirus 19 in adults: national derivation and validation cohort study | The BMJ