Covid-19 Resources for Research and Teaching: Science Advice and Emergency Situations

Updated 16 Aug 2020

INGSA COVID-19 Policy-Making Tracker (link)

Science Advice and COVID-19 (INGSA, link)

US National Academy of Sciences, Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats (link) (my initial Twitter thread on the committee)

U.K. Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response (link)

UK New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) (link)

U.K.  Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M) Modelling
Summary (2018 report, link) (advisory subcommittee)

Kaplan, S. 2020. Stephen Hahn, FDA Chief, Is Caught Between Scientists and the President, New York Times, 10 Aug. (link)

Rucker et al. 2020. The lost days of summer: How Trump fell short in containing the virus, Washington Post, 8 Aug (link).

Maxmen, A. and J. Tollefson, 2020. Two decades of pandemic war games failed to account for Donald Trump, Nature, 4 Aug (link)

Sample, I. 2020. Secrecy has harmed UK government’s response to Covid-19 crisis, says top scientist, The Guardian, 2 Aug (link)

Behavioral Science and the Pandemic (BBC, link), 20 July 2020

Nice, A. 2020. Expert advice to government on pandemics, Institute for Government, 23 March.

WHO IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus (members) (First meeting – 23 Jan 2020) (Second meeting – 30 Jan 2020)

CNBC, 2020. Watch a timeline of disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s comments on coronavirus (link)

The Received Wisdom Podcast: COVID Knowledge, Technology, and Politics: Dispatches from Around the World (20 April, link)

Dubois, M. 2020. Could Covid-19 Affect Public Trust in Science?, CNRS News, 19 April.

ISC, 2020. Science can support effective policymaking by providing the best available knowledge, International Science Council, 17 April.

Goodman, J. and L. Borio, 2020. Finding Effective Treatments for COVID-19: Scientific Integrity and Public Confidence in a Time of Crisis, JAMA, 16 April.

Peston, R. 2020. Should we be relieved to be governed by the scientists? iTV, 16 April.

Bennhold, K. 2020. Relying on Science and Politics, Merkel Offers a Cautious Virus Re-entry Plan, New York Times, 15 April.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2020. Why Isn’t the White House Using the Nation’s Pandemic Experts? Slate, 10 April.

Donahue, M. 2020. U.S. advises suspending bat research over concerns coronavirus could infect North American species, The Washington Post, 10 April.

Specter, M . 2020. How Anthony Fauci Became America’s Doctor, The New Yorker, 10 April.

Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020. COVID-19 in Canada: Using data and modelling to inform public health action: Technical Briefing for Canadians, 9 April (PDF).

Wan, W. and C. Johnson, 2020. America’s most influential coronavirus model just revised its estimates downward. But not every model agrees. The Washington Post, 8 April.

Cookson, C. and M. Peel, 2020. EU science chief resigns with blast at coronavirus response, Financial Times, 7 April.

Gluckman, P. 2020. Build a science advice system fit for global crises, Research Professional News, 7 April.

Kelly, J. 2020. Imperial’s Neil Ferguson: “We don’t have a clear exit strategy”, FT Alphaville, 7 April.

Swan, J. 2020. Navarro memos warning of mass coronavirus death circulated in January, Axios, 7 April.

Rucker, P. et al. 2020.‘What do you have to lose?’: Inside Trump’s embrace of a risky drug against coronavirus, The Washington Post, 6 April.

Crowley, M. et al. 2020. Ignoring Expert Opinion, Trump Again Promotes Use of Hydroxychloroquine, The New York Times, 5 April.

Helderman, R. et al. 2020. Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump’s ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments, The Washington Post, 5 April.

Hall, B. and G. Chazan, 2020. Europe prepares to ease coronavirus lockdowns, Financial Times, 5 April.

Kranish, M. 2020. Fauci and Birx worked together at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. Thirty-seven years later, they are partners in fighting the coronavirus. Washington Post, 5 April.

Boburg, S. et al. 2020. Inside the coronavirus testing failure: Alarm and dismay among the scientists who sought to help, The Washington Post, 3 April.

Wan, W. 2020. Experts and Trump’s advisers doubt White House’s 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate, The Washington Post, 2 April.

Bort, R. 2020. Why the World Health Organization’s Response to COVID-19 Is Crucial to the Future of Public Health, Rolling Stone, 31 March.

Lemire, J. et al. 2020. How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump’s Easter plan, Associated Press, 30 March.

Meyers. S. 2020. China Created a Fail-Safe System to Track Contagions. It Failed, New York Times, 30 March.

Shear, M. et al. 2020. The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19, The New York Times, 28 March.

Harris, R. 2020. In Defense Of Coronavirus Testing Strategy, Administration Cited Retracted Study, NPR, 26 March.

Boyd, I. 2020. Coronavirus: a former member of SAGE explains how the science advisory group really works, The Conversation, 24 March.

Rivers, C. et al. 2020. Modernizing and Expanding Outbreak Science to Support Better Decision Making During Public Health Crises: Lessons for COVID-19 and Beyond, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, 24 March. (PDF).

Enserink, M. and K. Kupferschmidt, 2020. Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies, Science, 25 March.

Mulgan, G. and J. Chataway, 2020. Coronavirus response shows science in motion, Research Fortnight, 25 March.

Majumder, M. and K. Mandl, 2020. Early in the epidemic: impact of preprints on global discourse about COVID-19 transmissibility, The Lancet, 25 March.

Sarewitz, D. 2020. Pandemic Science and Politics, Issues in Science and Technology, 25 March.

Parker, A. et al. 2020. Trump versus the scientists: The president’s tug-of-war with experts over coronavirus policy, The Washington Post, 24 March.

Cohen, J. 2020. ‘I’m going to keep pushing.’ Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts of the pandemic, Science, 22 March.

Mesfin, M. 2020. It Takes a World to End a Pandemic Scientific Cooperation Knows No Boundaries—Fortunately, Foreign Affairs, 21 March.

Wickham, A. 2020. 10 Days That Changed Britain: “Heated” Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus, BuzzFeed, 21 March.

Nature, 2020. Coronavirus: three things all governments and their science advisers must do now, 17 March.

Devlin, H. 2020. Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus, The Guardian, 13 March.

OECD, 2018. Scientific Advice During Crises Facilitating Transnational Co-operation and Exchange of Information, OECD Publishing, Paris.

Wilton Park, 2017. Report: Science advice: international co-operation and exchange of data and information during transnational crises, OECD. (PDF)

Maini, R., Clarke, L., Blanchard, K., & Murray, V. (2017). The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and its indicators—where does health fit in?International Journal of Disaster Risk Science8(2), 150-155.

Aitsi-Selmi, A., Blanchard, K., & Murray, V. (2016). Ensuring science is useful, usable and used in global disaster risk reduction and sustainable development: a view through the Sendai framework lensPalgrave Communications2(1), 1-9.

OECD 2015, Scientific Advice for Policy Making: The Role and Responsibility of Expert Bodies and Individual Scientists, OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, No. 21, OECD Publishing, Paris. (PDF)

Glasser, J. W., Hupert, N., McCauley, M. M., & Hatchett, R. (2011). Modeling and public health emergency responses: Lessons from SARSEpidemics3(1), 32-37.

UK House of Commons, 2011. Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies, Inquiry and Reports (here), Direct link to report (PDF).

WHO, 2011. Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005), Report of the Review Committee on the Functioning of the International Health Regulations (2005) in relation to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Report by the Director-General, World Health Organization. (PDF)

WHO, International Health Regulations (2005) (link)

Syed, A. M., Hjarnø, L., Krumkamp, R., Reintjes, R., & Aro, A. R. (2010). Developing policy options for SARS and SARS-like diseases–a Delphi studyGlobal public health5(6), 663-675.

The Royal Society, 2006. Pandemic Influenza: From Science to Policy, The Royal Society, London. (PDF)

Ferguson, N. M., Cummings, D. A., Fraser, C., Cajka, J. C., Cooley, P. C., & Burke, D. S. (2006). Strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemicNature442(7101), 448-452.

Ferguson, N. M., Keeling, M. J., Edmunds, W. J., Gani, R., Grenfell, B. T., Anderson, R. M., & Leach, S. (2003). Planning for smallpox outbreaksNature425(6959), 681-685.

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