COVID-19 open source sources of information

27 Mar 2020



Models and population level data

Modelling from Imperial College, London

Mortality rates by country by infection rate by age

Editorial BMJ 2020-03-26 from our Chair of Research and colleagues:  Covid-19: risk factors for severe disease and death:

General guidance for primary care

Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care Greenhalgh BMJ including algorithm



NHS Scotland:    

Nursing Times: Novel coronavirus: key questions and answers on the outbreak | Nursing Times




Spain for pharmacists: 

Pulmonary rehabilitation resource pack from British Thoracic Society when face-to-face is not possible:

Rural and remote

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine:

US Rural Health Information Hub and  NRHA

Manitoba, Canada:

Rural Doctors of Southern Africa (downloadable PDF)  


Emerging treatment questions for primary care including about people with COPD and/or asthma

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) at Oxford University  eg using inhaled steroids in asthma
GINA: and
China: Special presentation to WHO-GARD 19 March 2020 from Dr. Bin Cao – Chinese Guideline of Diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19

Education for primary care

Royal College of GPs, UK including palliative care

WHO Statements


Information for the public 

WHO Q&A for the public

Patient charity: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (useful chart comparing symptoms of COVID-19, colds, influenza and allergies)

Patient charity: Asthma UK 


Repositories of peer-reviewed papers



Lancet Respiratory Medicine




Other Information

Rapidly updated guidance on treatment Internet Book of Critical Care:


Royal College of GPs, UK

Australian College for Emergency Medicine: Managing COVID-19 across the Indo-Pacific: A guide for emergency departments with limited resources



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