Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

COVID-19 Reponse

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a vast and growing range of challenges for societies worldwide. A number of the Oxford Martin School’s programmes are tackling the type of issues that the pandemic presents and
researchers have quickly been able to turn their focus to COVID-19.

Additionally, the School and its academics are involved in a number of high-level partnerships to accelerate and improve national and global responses to the outbreak.

Our COVID-19 response work includes:

Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, Professor Chris Dye, is leading the work of a UK-wide group of scientists to set out the evidence and the facts on COVID-19 through “Coronavirus: The Science Explained”, a new website from UK Research and Innovation, the UK's funding agency for science and research.

The Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics is involved in a wide range of rapid-response research papers to understand the spread of the disease and predict how it might move in future.

It also initiated and co-leads the Open COVID-19 Data Working Group, which has created an open-access database to track the coronavirus on a case-by-case basis and forms the underpinning data for the COVID-19 HealthMap.

The Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media has been actively working with government to ensure policymakers have the latest information on public understanding of the sources, consequences, and best health practices around COVID-19. They are also looking deeper into the sources of health misinformation and how it travels online.

Other Oxford Martin School programmes and people such as Illegal Wildlife Trade, Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease, the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society and Professor of Globalisation and Development, Ian Goldin are also involved in work that connects to the pandemic and the multiple challenges it is causing, and this is all collated below.

Our World In Data

Our World In Data, the flagship output of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development, has developed a unique and constantly evolving overview of all the major sources of data on the COVID-19 coronavirus and how they help to answer to the most frequently asked questions about the outbreak. Its resource is accessible to the public and works to convey the most important data-led information in an easy-to-use and easy-to-read way.

COVID-19 research and publications

Given the informal and preliminary nature of these pre-prints and papers they may be subject to change.

Medrxiv

The scale and dynamics of COVID-19 epidemics across Europe

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Preliminary analysis of SARS-CoV-2 importation & establishment of UK transmission lineages

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Sciencemag

Genomic surveillance reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Northern California

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Democracy, Culture and Contagion: Political Regimes and Countries Responsiveness to Covid-19

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Measuring excess mortality: the case of England during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Nature reviews physics

Modelling COVID-19

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Cell Press

Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Guangdong Province, China

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Supply and demand shocks in the COVID-19 pandemic: An industry and occupation perspective

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Position statement: Managing wildlife trade in the context of COVID-19 and future zoonotic pandemics

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Misinformation Factsheet

Types, Sources, and Claims of COVID-19 Misinformation

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Sciencemag

An investigation of transmission control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic in China

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Sciencemag

The effect of human mobility and control measures on the COVID-19 epidemic in China

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Scientific Data

Epidemiological data from the COVID-19 outbreak, real-time case information

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Eurosurveillance

Estimating the asymptomatic proportion of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Yokohama, Japan, 2020

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Virological

First cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brazil, South America

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Lancec Infectious Disease

Open access epidemiological data from the COVID-19 outbreak

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Lancet

Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study

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Journal Travel Medicine

Potential for global spread of a novel coronavirus from China

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Journal Travel Medicine

Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology in Wuhan, China: Potential for International Spread Via Commercial Air Travel

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Researchers providing vital public information in the fight against COVID-19

Oxford Martin School researchers played a key role in contributing scientific research for ‘Coronavirus: The Science Explained’, a website created by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

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Experts defend safety of reusables during COVID-19 pandemic

Academics including Professor Charlotte Williams, one of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics’ lead researchers, have sought to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe to use during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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New report shows that COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to remote working

The fifth edition in the Citi GPS Technology at Work series, A New World of Remote Work, looks at how COVID 19 fast-forwarded existing trends and quantifies the possible impact of these trends on the future of work.

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Challenging Circumstances: we need international guidelines for human infection studies

Would you be willing to infect yourself with coronavirus to test a vaccine?

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Democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19 than autocracies, study shows

Autocracies imposed harsher lockdowns but democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19.

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Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province

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COVID-19 US employment shocks 'likely larger than Great Depression'

The U.S. is likely to see a near-term 24% drop in employment, 17% percent drop in wages, and 22% drop in economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.

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Coronavirus: why a blanket ban on wildlife trade would not be the right response

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The COVID-19 ‘infodemic’: what does the misinformation landscape look like and how can we respond?

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Why vaccines should be compulsory

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China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

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The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

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COVID-19: Study shows that travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic

Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human mobility was predictive of the spread of the epidemic in China.

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Open data is a leap forward in how we tackle global disease outbreaks

The scope of COVID-19 transmission is global, but we have in place a global understanding that enables a better-informed global response than has ever been possible before.

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COVID–19 has intensified concerns about misinformation. Here's what our past research says about these issues

The production and the spread of misinformation have become major concerns for scholars, policy makers, and commentators across the world.

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China's Announcement on Wildlife Trade - What’s New and What Does It Mean?

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Contagion: the systemic risks of globalisation

The spread of COVID-19 is alarming. But not surprising. Globalisation creates systemic risks. More flows between countries make risks more contagious.

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Coronavirus: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are the main gates for importation in Africa

Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces. But these countries are also among the best equipped on the continent to quickly detect and deal with new cases.

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Air travel could spread Wuhan pneumonia to further international locations

There is currently an outbreak of a pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China.

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Navigating the COVID-19 'infodemic' - how are people accessing news and information?

A new report from the Oxford Martin School's Misinformation, Science and Media programme analyses how people in six countries - Argentina, Germany, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the US) - accessed news and information about COVID-19 in the early stages of the global pandemic.

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our covid-19 response in the press

Reusable containers safe to use during coronavirus pandemic, doctors and scientists say

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Reusable containers safe during Covid-19 pandemic, say experts

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With unprecedented amounts of genetic data, researchers are tracking how COVID-19 mutates around the world

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How can international travel resume during the coronavirus pandemic?

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Going Viral: Did Covid-19 spread in Britain come from Europe itself?

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 was brought into UK by 1,300 travellers, mainly from Europe - study finds

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How Data Became One of the Most Powerful Tools to Fight an Epidemic

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Almost two-thirds of coronavirus cases in UK originated from Spain and France

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Democracies contain epidemics most effectively

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Las democracias son más efectivas contra el coronavirus

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'Another Wuhan in the making?': Undercover in a Thailand market selling live animals

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Die Corona-Pandemie ist die vielleicht letzte Chance zum Umdenken beim Klimawandel

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Will global collaboration against COVID-19 succeed?

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Covid-19 will only increase automation anxiety

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Influencers among 'key distributors' of coronavirus misinformation

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The Fallout: The Future of Health

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On Twitter, almost 60 percent of false claims about coronavirus remain online — without a warning label

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Nearly 40% of world's population living in countries with closed borders amid coronavirus outbreak, analysis finds

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Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?

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Antibiotic Resistance Could Lead to More COVID-19 Deaths

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China coronavirus cases: Measures could have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

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China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases: Researchers

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China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 coronavirus cases: Researchers

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Ian Goldin: «Mal gérée, la globalisation peut avoir de fâcheuses conséquences»

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What the cruise-ship outbreaks reveal about COVID-19

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Trafficked pangolins can carry coronaviruses closely related to pandemic strain

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Globalisierung lässt sich nicht einfach zurückdrehen

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Viral Inequality

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Asian countries risk new waves of coronavirus infections when they lift lockdowns. The same could happen in the rest of the world.

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The spread could have been worse: Lockdowns and travel restrictions stifled the coronavirus outbreak in China from Wuhan by 92 percent, new study reveals

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Coronavirus: Science, stop spostamenti più utile in fase iniziale e finale epidemia

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Un estudio concluye que el cierre de Wuhan se produjo "demasiado tarde"

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Pandemics in the age of hyperconnectivity

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I’m a researcher who’s helped change how we tackle pandemics like coronavirus forever – this is what we’ve learned

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HARDtalk - Professor Ian Goldin on coronavirus, globalisation and the potential for recession

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Online Map Tracks Coronavirus Outbreak in Real Time

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A Global Outbreak Is Fueling the Backlash to Globalization

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Coronavirus shows how globalisation spreads contagion of all kinds

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Strategies shift as coronavirus pandemic looms

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Coronavirus and the race to distribute reliable diagnostics

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COVID-19 and artificial intelligence: protecting health-care workers and curbing the spread

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Scientists are racing to model the next moves of a coronavirus that’s still hard to predict

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