COVID-19 Publications

CCDD faculty are providing cutting-edge data, tools, and policy recommendations in the fight against COVID-19. Explore what they have shared and discovered below. Entries are listed in reverse chronological order and updated daily.


March 2021


February 2021


January 2021


December 2020

  • COVID-19 testing: One size does not fit allDecember 21
    • Michael J. Mina, Kristian G. Andersen
  • The Ethics of Continuing Placebo in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine TrialsDecember 14
    • Annette Rid, Marc Lipsitch, Franklin G. Miller
  • Practical considerations for measuring the effective reproductive number, RtDecember 10
    • Katelyn M. Gostic, Lauren McGough, Edward B. Baskerville, Sam Abbott, Keya Joshi, Christine Tedijanto, Rebecca Kahn, Rene Niehus, James A. Hay, Pablo M. De Salazar, Joel Hellewell, Sophie Meakin, James D. Munday, Nikos I. Bosse, Katharine Sherrat, Robin N. Thompson, Laura F. White, Jana S. Huisman, Jérémie Scire, Sebastian Bonhoeffer, Tanja Stadler, Jacco Wallinga, Sebastian Funk, Marc Lipsitch, Sarah Cobey
  • Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Boston highlights the impact of superspreading eventsDecember 10
    • Jacob E. Lemieux, Katherine J. Siddle, Bennett M. Shaw, Christine Loreth, Stephen F. Schaffner, Adrianne Gladden-Young, Gordon Adams, Timelia Fink, Christopher H. Tomkins-Tinch, Lydia A. Krasilnikova, Katherine C. DeRuff, Melissa Rudy, Matthew R. Bauer, Kim A. Lagerborg, Erica Normandin, Sinéad B. Chapman, Steven K. Reilly, Melis N. Anahtar, Aaron E. Lin, Amber Carter, Cameron Myhrvold, Molly E. Kemball, Sushma Chaluvadi, Caroline Cusick, Katelyn Flowers, Anna Neumann, Felecia Cerrato, Maha Farhat, Damien Slater, Jason B. Harris, John A. Branda, David Hooper, Jessie M. Gaeta, Travis P. Baggett, James O’Connell, Andreas Gnirke, Tami D. Lieberman, Anthony Philippakis, Meagan Burns, Catherine M. Brown, Jeremy Luban, Edward T. Ryan, Sarah E. Turbett, Regina C. LaRocque, William P. Hanage, Glen R. Gallagher, Lawrence C. Madoff, Sandra Smole, Virginia M. Pierce, Eric Rosenberg, Pardis C. Sabeti, Daniel J. Park, Bronwyn L. MacInnis
  • Assessing the age specificity of infection fatality rates for COVID-19: systematic review, meta-analysis, and public policy implicationsDecember 8
    • Andrew T. Levin, William P. Hanage, Nana Owusu-Boaitey, Kensington B. Cochran, Seamus P. Walsh, Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
  • Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised HostDecember 3
    • Bina Choi, Manish C. Choudhary, James Regan, Jeffrey A. Sparks, Robert F. Padera, Xueting Qiu, Isaac H. Solomon, Hsiao-Hsuan Kuo, Julie Boucau, Kathryn Bowman, U. Das Adhikari, Marisa L. Winkler, Alisa A. Mueller, Tiffany Y-T. Hsu, Michaël Desjardins, Lindsey R. Baden, Brian T. Chan, Bruce D. Walker, Mathias Lichterfeld, Manfred Brigl, Douglas S. Kwon, Sanjat Kanjilal, Eugene T. Richardson, A. Helena Jonsson, Galit Alter, Amy K. Barczak, William P. Hanage, Xu G. Yu, Gaurav D. Gaiha, Michael S. Seaman, Manuela Cernadas, Jonathan Z. Li

November 2020


October 2020


September 2020


August 2020


July 2020


June 2020


May 2020


April 2020


March 2020


February 2020

  • Scenario exploration for SARS-CoV-2 infectionsFebruary 25
    • Developed by the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Rebecca Kahn, Stephen Kissler, Nishant Kishore, Marc Lipsitch, in collaboration with Health Department colleagues

Blogs