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 20th), by topic.
History of number and percent infections, recoveries, deaths, worldwide. Uses John Hopkins data
High quality (in both production values and content) intro to the physical form of C19 and how it interacts with the body
(EV): They state that C19 can invade immune cells, but the only identified C19 receptor isn't on immune cells, and the paper they cite is for SARS proper, not C19
WHO to coordinate multinational testing of remdesivir (lopinavir + ritonavir) and chloroquine (malaria)
Batching multiple people's samples could give us much more information with the same number of tests, at the cost of slower results
A guide to the vaccine and treatment regiments currently in testing
Aggregation of hospital requests for donors to tackle
Progression & Outcome
Long now explores a set of assumptions, unproven but consistent with current knowledge, under which things might be pretty okay
Great explanation of C19's form and lifecycle, including explanations of how certain potential treatments could work
Spread & Prevention
Estimating actual COVID 19 cases (novel corona virus infections) in an area based on deaths. Based on work by Tomas Pueyo.
(EV): They're still only using cases that came to the attention of medical authorities, potentially missing people w/o severe symptoms
Work & Donate
A short list of recommendations for organizations that would benefit from more money and are (perhaps indirectly) fighting COVID-19