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AMERICA IS REOPENING. BUT HAVE WE FLATTENED THE CURVE?
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases-50-states
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine | Coronavirus Resource Center

As states throughout the U.S. lift stay-at-home orders, reopen businesses, and relax social distancing measures, this graph shows whether cases of COVID-19 are increasing, decreasing, or remaining constant within each state.

Portugal flattens coronavirus curve, but too early to reopen economy
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-portugal/portugal-flattens-coronavirus-curve-but-too-early-to-reopen-economy-idUSKCN21X2SC

Apr 15th, 2020 - LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s coronavirus curve has flattened but the good news is still not enough for the country to lift lockdown measures and reopen its tourism-dependent, export-oriented economy, government ministers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks on a street, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal April 8, 2020. REUT...

Local lockdowns outperform global lockdown on the far side of the COVID-19 epidemic ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7533690
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Un... Karatayev VA, Anand M et. al.

Sep 5th, 2020 - In the late stages of an epidemic, infections are often sporadic and geographically distributed. Spatially structured stochastic models can capture these important features of disease dynamics, thereby allowing a broader exploration of interventions. Here we develop a stochastic model of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission among an interconnected group of p...

Portugal extends coronavirus lockdown, promises masks and hand gel
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-portugal/portugal-extends-coronavirus-lockdown-promises-masks-and-hand-gel-idUSKCN21Y2FR

Apr 16th, 2020 - LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal extended its national coronavirus lockdown for a further 15 days on Thursday and promised to make protective gear widely available and to gradually reopen businesses if the spread of the disease continues to slow. A woman leaves Energias de Portugal (EDP) building, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Lisbon, Portugal April 16, 2020. REUT...

Reopening Schools and the Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Israel: A Nationw...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7929073
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Somekh I, Shohat T et. al.

Jan 18th, 2021 - The benefits of school reopening must be weighed against the morbidity and mortality risks and the impact of enhancing spread of COVID-19. We investigated the effects of school reopening and easing of social distancing restrictions on the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Israel, between March-July 2020. We examined the nationwide agewise weekly incidence, prevalence, SARS-CoV-...

California's Top Public Health Director Out, No Reason Given
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/935463

Aug 9th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top public health official has resigned, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools. In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Dr. Son...

Portugal set to extend coronavirus lockdown for 15 more days
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-portugal/portugal-set-to-extend-coronavirus-lockdown-for-15-more-days-idUSKCN21Y2FJ

Apr 16th, 2020 - LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s parliament was expected on Thursday to extend a national lockdown imposed to combat the coronavirus for a further 15 days, while providing a chance to some businesses to reopen if the spread of the disease slows further. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks on a street, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal April 8, 2020. REUTERS/...

An Australian Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Implications on the Practice of...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7243763
World Neurosurgery; Antony J, James WT et. al.

May 25th, 2020 - This study was designed to assess the impact of public health policy in Australia in response to the coronavirus disease identified in 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the delivery of neurosurgical services. Being essential services, we postulated that there would not be a decrease in elective and emergency neurosurgical presentations and surgeries. This is a prospective, observational, epidemiologi...

Lockdown Contained the Spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease in Huangshi City, China...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7184509
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Ji T, Chen HL et. al.

Apr 7th, 2020 - To control the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), China sealed Wuhan on 23 January 2020 and soon expanded lockdown to 12 other cities in Hubei province. We aimed to describe the epidemiological characteristics in one of the cities and highlight the effect of current implemented lockdown and nonpharmaceutical interventions. We retrieved data of reported cases in Huangshi and Wu...