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The outbreak, and information on it, is moving swiftly and information may quickly become out of date. We regularly check the information in this section and aim to link to the most up-to-date information available.

The resources on this platform are, in most cases, updated regularly, but please do check the publication date of information accessed here.

Please use the dropdowns below to find the information you’re looking for. If you can’t find it, or there is a resource you think we should link to and haven’t, please contact Dr Jennifer Cole at

The latest research that has been published on COVID-19:

Repository of latest research literature

WHO Database of papers

The Lancet

New Scientist

Springer Nature

Imperial College London

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Crowdfight COVID-19

Crowdfight COVID-19 is connecting up researchers with the skills and knowledge to fight the coronavirus pandemic.


CABI: Coronavirus

CABI has given 3 months free access to its database of research on coronaviruses.

Johns Hopkins map and case tracker

Counts for total confirmed cases, total deaths, and total recoveries worldwide, plus a visualisation of cases by country.



Breakdown of total confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries, as well as active and closed cases and their outcomes.


Our World in Data

A complete breakdown of all current statistics for COVID-19, including detailed analyses of Case Fatality Rates.



Several data visualisations for COVID-19, including those for economic recovery potential.



Breakdown of COVID-19 statistics. This link contains information on testing rates globally:

COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus (estimated completion time: 12 hours)

FREE online course from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Science Matters: Lets Talk About COVID-19 (estimated completion time: 18 hours)

FREE Coursera Course from Imperial College London.


Open University courses

Several courses collated by the Open University on COVID-19 and general health and hygiene practices.

WHO Country and Technical Guidance

Technical guidance from the World Health Organisation on COVID-19.


Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines (UPDATED)

A guide on diagnosing and treating COVID-19, translated from Chinese.


Specialty-specific guidance on aspects of clinical care and treatment for COVID-19

Advice from the Royal College of Physicians.


COVID-19 Guidelines

Guidelines on management of patients with comorbidities from UK NICE.

CIDRAP (Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)

A collection of resources containing information to help guide policymaking in regard to COVID-19.


Social Science in Humanitarian Action COVID-19 updates

Resources and briefings on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.


COVID-19: The Social Science Response to the Pandemic

Reports from the Institute of Developmental Studies.


Key Considerations: Quarantine

Information from Social Science in Humanitarian Action on quarantine as an intervention.


WHO Technical Guidance: Quarantine

Advice from the WHO on implementing quarantine policies.

This resource is managed by Students for Planetary Health, on behalf of the Planetary Health Alliance Regional Hubs.

Students for Planetary Health is managed by students at Royal Holloway, University of London. It was set up as part of the Planetary Health Alliance Regional Hubs initiative, launched January 2020.

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