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COVID-19 ARCHIVE


In January, 2020, I was completing a book on viral pandemics with my daughter, a project we started 5 years earlier. When SARS-CoV-2 emerged, I asked our publisher if I could write about this new pathogen as a final chapter in the book. The submission deadline for the book was extended to June 2020 and the title changed to include the new outbreak: Viral Pandemics: From Smallpox to COVID-19. I embarked on one of the most exciting scientific journeys of my life, following the trail of information about this new virus and the disease it caused, as it emerged.  From the outset, scientists and doctors have worked furiously to address all aspects of this emerging pandemic. At first, it was just a trickle of papers, all from China, but within 6 months, more than 7,000 papers on the pandemic covering everything from virology to pharmacology had appeared, from all over the world. The book was submitted with the COVID-19 chapter ending as the pandemic in the US coincided with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, but the pandemic surged on. I remained completely fascinated and continued to follow the scientific literature closely as new information emerged. 

That is how the RAOM COVID-19 Archive originated. To assist health care professionals in all disciplines working under the continuously evolving conditions of the ongoing pandemic, I have created an ongoing archive of what I considered to be the most critical publications. The goal of this resource is to bring together vital COVID-19 content for care providers in a user-friendly, accessible format.  Publications are presented chronologically, by subject and organized by content with the digital object identifier (DOI) provided whenever possible. To access any publication directly, hover over the DOI with your browser and then click; if this fails, copy the DOI into your browser will take you to the publication. The RAOM Archive is being continuously updated with new publications added over time.  For suggestions, questions, please contact: Rae-Ellen W. Kavey, MD, MPH; rekavey@gmail.com.

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