Stay Up to Date with COVID-19

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Wexner Medical Center has created an online resource with information about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that provides helpful and up-to-date information. Learn more about symptoms, risks, and how to protect yourself. Link to resource...

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health provides information on COVID-19 cases in Ohio (updated daily at 2 p.m.). Learn more about how you can respond and how you can prevent and prepare. Link to resource...

Predictive Modeling Working Group

The Infectious Diseases Institute's predictive modeling working group is based in our Ecology, Epidemiology, and Population Health thematic program and is led by Joseph Tien, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and in the College of Public Health's Division of Epidemiology, and Grzegorz Rempala, PhD, Professor in the College of Public Health's Division of Biostatistics. The predictive modeling working group collaborates with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association to help forecast the burden of COVID-19 in Ohio.

"Predicting COVID-19 Cases and Subsequent Hospital Burden in Ohio"

The OSU Infectious Diseases Institute's COVID-19 predictive modeling working group wrote a white paper entitled, "Predicting COVID-19 Cases and Subsequent Hospital Burden in Ohio," to detail their ongoing modeling efforts. The team also wrote the blog post, "A note from the OSU/IDI COVID-19 Modeling Response Team," to accompany the white paper. Link to paper...

IDI-Supported SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Research Groups

The Infectious Diseases Institute's Virology and Emerging Pathogens thematic program, the Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity, and the James Comprehensive Cancer Center have jointly organized several working groups on SARS-CoV-2.

Clinical Disease and Animal Models: led by Mark Peeples, PhD & Qiuhong Wang, PhD

Immune Regulation and Immunotherapy: led by Zihai Li, MD, PhD & Eugene Oltz, PhD

Microbiome and Secondary Infections: led by Matthew Anderson, PhD, Vanessa Hale, MAT, DVM, PhD & Matthew Sullivan, PhD

Vaccines and Antiviral Therapy: led by Prosper Boyaka, PhD & Linda Saif, PhD

Viral Genetics and Evolution: led by Sanggu Kim, PhD & Shan-Lu Liu, MD, PhD 

Additional COVID-19 Research Resources

Coronavirus and Your Research Program

The Ohio State University Office of Research has compiled guidance from the university, federal agencies, and other research sponsors on how to manage your research program and prepare for possible impacts during the ongoing pandemc. Link to site...

Keep Researching

The Office of Research, in partnership with OCIO, has launched KeepResearching.osu.edu. By clicking on "Research Hub," users can search for projects, expertise and resources and then connect directly with peers. This section will be regularly updated. In addition, the office is collecting information on both internal and external funding that can support COVID-19 research. The site also will share COVID-19 research news coming out of Ohio State colleges and units. Link to site…

SARS-CoV-2 in Animals and the Environment

The Center of Microbiome Science has compiled a list of news articles related to how wastewater and animals can and should be part of SARS-CoV-2 surveillance efforts. Link to resource…

Emergency COVID-19 Voucher

The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science is now offering an Emergency COVID-19 Voucher to enable preliminary work and generate data for new COVID-19 projects and/or to secure fee-based core services for expert consultation services (such as biostatistics) with the ultimate goal of understanding and combating this new pandemic. Link to resource...

COVID Connections

The Translational Data Analytics Institute has compiled a list of resources and opportunities that are offered through OSU and other national sites. Link to resource... 

American Association of Immunologists COVID-19 Resources

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, AAI has established a COVID-19 Resources and Information page on its website to assist the immunology community in accessing essential pandemic resources, including articles and other information of interest to scientists and the public. Link to site... 

American Society for Microbiology COVID-19 Research Registry

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is keeping the pulse of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In the eye of a pandemic, the need for a trusted, up-to-date resource of coronavirus research plays a crucial role in supporting the scientific community on the frontlines fighting the virus. This registry includes top-ranked, COVID-19 research articles curated by experts and serves as a resource for scientists working together to address fundamental science and accelerate scientific research on SARS-CoV-2. Link to resource…

Digital Science ReadCube Launches Free Research Pass Programme to Enable Broad Full-Text Access for COVID-19 Researchers

In collaboration with leading publishers, Digital Science’s ReadCube is announcing the launch of a new initiative to facilitate access to literature related to COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Research Pass (CRP) programme provides direct access to over 26 million articles and is available to anyone studying or writing about COVID-19. Link to resource...

LitCovid

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 2,000+ relevant articles in PubMed. Link to resource… 

SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing Resources

This document repository is meant to serve as the start of a crowd-sourced collection of information, documentation, protocols and other resources for public health laboratories intending to sequence SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus samples in the coming weeks. This collection is maintained and curated by Duncan MacCannell from the Office of Advanced Molecular Detection at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Link to resource... 

Learn More About SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Fact Sheet

Infectious Diseases Institute members Drs. Mark Drew, Jesse Kwiek, Mark Mitton-Fry, Lynn Wardlow, Karl Werbovetz, and Jacob Yount put together this fact sheet on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. Link to fact sheet…

Note on Proper Usage of Masks

Face Masks For Us is a project by Can’t Stop Columbus, a state-wide volunteer movement to create community resources amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Face Masks For Us project’s mission is “to provide relevant information about the importance of wearing masks and provide trusted resources to create your own.” In accordance with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Ohio State supports the use of masks but urges you to keep a few key things in mind. Link to statement…

"Emerging Viruses Without Borders: The Wuhan Coronavirus"

Drs. Shan-Lu Liu and Linda Saif published a commentary in Viruses highlighting the importance of transparency in disease reporting and data sharing with international colleagues (published January 22, 2020). Link to article...

"New Virus in China Requires International Control Effort"

Dr. Shan-Lu Liu wrote a correspondence in Nature calling for international efforts to curb the new coronavirus (published online January 19, 2020, and in print January 23, 2020). Link to article...

"Coronaviruses, Spillovers, and Spilled Milk"

Infectious Diseases Institute members Drs. Scott Kenney, Linda Saif, Qiuhong Wang, and Anastasia Vlasova share their experitse on coronaviruses and spillover events. Link to article...

"No Credible Evidence Supporoting Claims of the Laboratory Engineering of SARS-CoV-2"

Drs. Shan-Lu Liu and Linda Saif of Ohio State, Dr. Susan Weiss of Univerity of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Lishan Su of UNC-Chapel Hill published a commentary in Emerging Microbes and Infections to clarify the origin of the new coronavirus (published online February 26, 2020). Link to article...

Global One Health initiative (GOHi) Webinar on Coronaviruses

World renowned Coronavirus expert, Linda Saif, MS, PhD, Honorary Diplomate ACVM, was the speaker for Global One Health initiative (GOHi)’s February webinar, sponsored by GOHi and funded by the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center. In her talk, Saif discussed the origins and epidemiology of the SARS outbreak as well as what is known about COVID-19. She emphasized the significance of transmission at the human-animal interface in relation to the emergence of these pathogens and stressed the importance of applying a One Health approach to control efforts. Link to webinar...

"Vaccines for COVID-19: Perspectives, Prospects, and Challenges Based on Candidate SARS, MERS, and Animal Coronavirus Vaccines"

Dr. Linda Saif wrote a paper in the European Medical Journal discussing prospects for COVID-19 vaccines based on prior work on SARS, MERS, and animal vaccines (published March 24, 2020). Link to article...

"The History of COVID-19 and the Virus That Causes It"

Dr. Shan-Lu Liu wrote an article in The Columbus Dispatch discussing the history of COVID-19, the virus that causes it, and how it is transmitted. Link to article... 

"Coronavirus: Warnings Went Unheeded, Ohio State Virologist Says"

Dr. Linda Saif assisted with an article in The Columbus Dispatch that comments on how people have underestimated the emergence of coronaviruses and other pathogens. Link to article... 

"Food Safety Expert Shares How to Protect Yourself"

Sanja Ilic, an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology, reviews food safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Link to article...

"Examing the Past, Present and Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Ohio State's College of Public Health dean, Amy Fairchild, hosted this panel discussion examining the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, with panelists including President Michael Drake and IDI's Director, Dr. Mike Oglesbee. Link to webinar...

“Coronavirus Can Infect Cats – Dogs, Not so Much”

Dr. Linda Saif contributed to an article in Nature that discusses how cats are susceptible to the coronavirus and how that impacts cat owners. Link to article... 

"Predicting Coronavirus Cases, Deaths is Tricky, but Models Improving, Experts Say"

Read this article from The Columbus Dispatch about the difficulties and complexities associated with predictive models. Link to article... 

"COVID Connect Bridges Gap Between Community Need, Expert Support"

Read this article from Ohio State's College of Public Health discussing the launch of COVID Connect, a project uniting health departments and other organizations with professional volunteers willing to share their expertise.  Link to article...

"COVID-19 in Ohio: Helping to Understand and Alter the State's Curve"

Dr. Mark Weir shares his insights from the OSU/IDI COVID-19 modeling response team where he works with other OSU experts and Ohio health officials to make predictions to help guide Ohio's response to the pandemic. Link to webinar...

"The Math Behind the Modeling"

Leaders of the OSU/IDI COVID-19 modeling response team, Dr. Joe Tien and Dr. Greg Rempala, comment on the rationale behind the team's modeling efforts. Link to article...

"Race for COVID-19 Vaccine"

Vaccine experts Dr. Linda Saif and Dr. Robert Frenck were interviewed on NPR WOSU's All Sides with Ann Fisher on May 14, 2020. Link to interview...

"Predictive Modeling, Data Curation Helps Guide State in COVID-19 Response"

Dr. Ayaz Hyder, a faculty member in the College of Public Health, discusses the data modeling resource he and his team built to assist decision-makers in responding to COVID-19. Link to article...

Far From Trivial: A Postdoctoral Researcher’s Path to A Key Position on the OSU/IDI COVID-19 Modeling Response Team

Dr. Wasiur R. KhudaBukhsh, a postdoctoral researcher in the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, is using his background in math and modeling to help inform Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Link to article...

John Glenn College of Public Affairs Policy Brief Podcast

Policy Brief is a podcast and video series of informed conversations with policymakers and public sector professionals exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting current issues. Link to podcasts…

"The Last Pandemic, The One Before That, and This One"

Watch this lecture by Dr. Michael Emerman from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Link to lecture...