March 18th: Daily Coronavirus Links

by habryka, Ben Pace1 min read19th Mar 20204 comments


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As part of the LessWrong Coronavirus Link Database, Ben, Elizabeth and I are publishing daily update posts with all the new links we are adding each day that we ranked a 3 or above in our importance rankings. Here are all the top links that we added yesterday (March 18th), by topic.


Aggregation of PubMed C19 papers

Collection of every academic paper (including preprints) submitted to pubmed about coronavirus


Florida Health Department's Case Map

A comprehensive and detailed dashboard on the COVID-19 statistics in Florida (Gender, Age, County), people tested, cases monitored etc

Everyday Life

A group house describes their precautions and plans

Medical System

Interactive model: when will US states run out of hospital beds

This model attempts to determine at what point hospital beds will be filled by COVID-19 patients and hospitals will be above capacity. Uses hospital beds, not ICU beds or ventilators

Testing labs worried about basic supply shortages

Commercial labs are gearing up for a huge testing effort, but warn that they'll quickly run out of basic supplies like cotton swabs


C19 can sicken children

If you survey enough people (denominator unclear), you will find children with moderate and even severe symptoms


COVID-19 may kill some through cytokine storm

Accumulating evidence suggests that a subgroup of patients with severe COVID-19 might have a cytokine storm syndrome. They recommend identification and treatment of hyperinflammation using existing, approved therapies with proven safety profiles to address the immediate need to reduce the rising mortality.

Biologist-targeted intro to CVs in general

An overview of the coronavirus family, including physical form, pathogenicity, and epidemiology

Slightly more technical biologist-targeted intro

An overview of the coronavirus family, including physical form, pathogenicity, and epidemiology

Spread & Prevention

Twitter: Exposure dose matters

Immune response starts as soon as you're infected, but damage is a function of dose. So if your infection starts small, you will have an immune response at a lower level of infection


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Regarding cytokine storms. In the absence of hospital treatment, what are best practices with OTC available options? NAC? How much etc. Who would best be able to answer this?

Regarding days until hospital overwhelm. Literally every single model I've seen so far uses zero hospital elasticity which I've seen healthcare workers say is unrealistic. granted, with an exponential, a doubling of hospital beds only buys you a week. But that's the uncontrolled scenario.

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