SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

A new virus and associated respiratory disease

SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness known as COVID-19, which has spread to several countries around the world. As a leading research publisher, Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data.

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  • Coronavirus: latest updates on the respiratory illness that has infected thousands

     Nature Live Blog

  • Call for submissions to Infectious Diseases of Poverty article collection: Transmission patterns and control of 2019-nCoV epidemic

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty 

  • A pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat origin

    Nature

  • A new coronavirus associated with human respiratory disease in China

    Nature

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  • Coronavirus Is a Reminder: The Best Defense against a New Viral Outbreak Is Early Detection

    Coronavirus Is a Reminder: The Best Defense against a New Viral Outbreak Is Early Detection

  • Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Where are we now, and where should we be going?

    Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Where are we now, and where should we be going?

  • Want to Prevent Another Coronavirus Epidemic?

    Want to Prevent Another Coronavirus Epidemic?

  • Stopping the Coronavirus: Have We Learned the Lessons from SARS?

    Stopping the Coronavirus: Have We Learned the Lessons from SARS?

  • China’s Citywide Quarantines: Are They Ethical and Effective?

    China’s Citywide Quarantines: Are They Ethical and Effective?

Books and chapters

  • 9781489974488
  • 9783319999210
  • 9781493990344
  • 9783319770314
  • 9783319609805
  • 9783030300852

Additional Resources

AdisInsight

AdisInsight provides you with profiles of the drug development programs actively investigating treatments for Coronavirus and summaries of the clinical trials being conducted for those drugs. AdisInsight is committed to making current information about drug development worldwide available to help the medical community accelerate treatments for disease including the latest Coronavirus outbreak.

Nano – a Nature Research Solution

Nano – a Nature Research Solution has several manually extracted nanomaterial summaries in addition to thousands of freely available patents and article links on the interaction, diagnostics and therapeutic effects of nanomaterials on coronavirus. This nanotechnology solution offers key and pertinent information that could be indispensable towards the development of a cure.

Springer Nature Experiments

Springer Nature Experiments covers over 160 well established protocols and methods for identifying & detecting coronavirus, protocols on designing the vaccine for the epidemic, understanding the ultrastructure of viruses to design new drugs. Together, the platform provides a relevant and much needed information to contain the epidemic.

Virology Journal article collection: Coronaviruses: emerging and re-emerging pathogens in humans and animals

This thematic series published in Virology Journal emphasizes advances and key discoveries in the animal origin, viral evolution, epidemiology, diagnostics and pathogenesis of different emerging and re-emerging coronaviruses. 

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