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COVID-19 Course Resource Guide

We're in This Together: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lesson Materials

May 4: Pandemics of the Past

Dr. Ellen Arnold continues the discussion that started in the first panel session on how we can use what we know of past pandemics and disasters to guide and inform our actions in this current crisis. 

Video Lecture

Assigned Readings

May 6: Modeling COVID-19

Dr. Barbara Andereck and Dr. Heather Fair join the course to present on how scientists are modeling the progress of the disease. They will delve into what factors to include, how to present data and trends, assumptions, correlations (population density, air pollution, etc.), and comparisons across geographic and demographic groups.

Video Lecture

 

Assigned Readings

Recommended Databases

Can't get enough? These databases have up-to-date scientific and academic research that can help you dig much deeper into any topic. Please note that OWU login credentials are required unless the resource is marked as open access. Please check your local public library for more resources.

May 4th: Pandemics of the Past

May 6th: Modeling COVID-19

Search Terms

Knowing what terms to use to search for resources on COVID19 is half the battle. For this week's lectures, we would recommend starting with the following keywords. 

May 4th: Pandemics of the Past

  • Black Death
  • History of epidemics
  • Bubonic Plague
  • Miasma
  • Yersinia Pestis

May 6th: Modeling COVID-19

  • Virus Mitigation
  • Agent-Based Models
  • Computational Epidemiology
  • Basic Reproductive Number
  • Basic Reproduction Number
  • Coronavirus AND Mathematical Models