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MVLS Research Outputs

Discover and explore the research currently being undertaken across our seven research institutes in response to the Covid19 pandemic.

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine

Covid19 Publications

Olival, K. J. et al. (2020) Possibility for reverse zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to free-ranging wildlife: a case study of bats. PLoS Pathogens, 16(9), e1008758. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008758) (PMID:32881980) (PMCID:PMC7470399)

Meng, B. et al. (2021) Recurrent emergence of SARS-CoV-2 spike deletion H69/V70 and its role in the variant of concern lineage B.1.1.7. Cell Reports, 35(13), 109292. (doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109292) (PMID:34166617) (PMCID:PMC8185188)

McDougall, C. W., Brown, C., Thomson, C., Hanley, N. , Tully, M. A., Quilliam, R. S., Bartie, P. J., Gibson, L. and Oliver, D. M. (2020) From one pandemic to another: emerging lessons from COVID-19 for tackling physical inactivity in cities. Cities and Health, (doi: 10.1080/23748834.2020.1785165) (Early Online Publication)

Addie, D., Houe, L., Maitland, K. , Passantino, G. and Decaro, N. (2020) Effect of cat litters on feline coronavirus infection of cell culture and cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 22(4), pp. 350-357. (doi: 10.1177/1098612x19848167) (PMID:31094626)

Li, K. K. et al. (2021) Genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in renal dialysis units - a high risk community-hospital interface. Journal of Infection, 83(1), pp. 96-103. (doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2021.04.020) (PMID:33895226) (PMCID:PMC8061788)

Kronfeld-Schor, N., Stevenson, T., Nickbakhsh, S. , Schernhammer, E., Dopico, X., Dayan, T., Martinez, M. and Helm, B. (2021) Drivers of infectious disease seasonality: potential implications for COVID-19. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 36(1), pp. 35-54. (doi: 10.1177/0748730420987322) (PMID:33491541) (PMCID:PMC7924107)

Ceron, J. J., Lamy, E., Martinez-Subiela, S., Lopez-Jornet, P., Capela e Silva, F., Eckersall, P. D. and Tvarijonaviciute, A. (2020) Use of saliva for diagnosis and monitoring the SARS-CoV-2: a general perspective. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(5), e1491. (doi: 10.3390/jcm9051491) (PMID:32429101) (PMCID:PMC7290439)

Collier, D. A. et al. (2021) Sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 to mRNA vaccine-elicited antibodies. Nature, 593(7857), pp. 136-141. (doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03412-7) (PMID:33706364)

Hanlon, P. et al. (2021) COVID-19 – exploring the implications of long-term condition type and extent of multimorbidity on years of life lost: a modelling study. Wellcome Open Research, 5, 75. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15849.3) (PMID:33709037) (PMCID:PMC7927210)

Da Silva Filipe, A. et al. (2021) Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 from mainland Europe into Scotland. Nature Microbiology, 6(1), pp. 112-122. (doi: 10.1038/s41564-020-00838-z) (PMID:33349681)

Rihn, S. J. et al. (2021) A plasmid DNA-launched SARS-CoV-2 reverse genetics system and coronavirus toolkit for COVID-19 research. PLoS Biology, 19(2), e3001091. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001091) (PMID:33630831) (PMCID:PMC7906417)

Hosie, M. J. et al. (2021) Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory samples from cats in the UK associated with human-to-cat transmission. Veterinary Record, 188(8), e247. (doi: 10.1002/vetr.247) (PMID:33890314) (PMCID:PMC8251078)

Lampo, M., Hernández-Villena, J. V., Cascante, J., Vincenti-González, M. F., Forero-Peña, D. A., Segovia, M. J., Hampson, K. , Castro, J. and Grillet, M. E. (2021) Signatures of the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis in the first wave of COVID-19: fuel shortages and border migration. Vaccines, 9(7), 719. (doi: 10.3390/vaccines9070719) (PMID:34358135) (PMCID:PMC8310363)

Murcia, P. , Streiker, D. , Da Silva Filipe, A. , Robertson, D. , Jarrett, R. , Willett, B. , Hosie, M. , Biek, R. , Allan, K. and Weir, W. (2020) Send cat and dog samples to test for SARS-CoV-2. Veterinary Record, 186(17), p. 571. (doi: 10.1136/vr.m2019) (PMID:32451348)

Petrovan, S. O. et al. (2021) Post COVID‐19: a solution scan of options for preventing future zoonotic epidemics. Biological Reviews, (doi: 10.1111/brv.12774) (PMID:34231315) (Early Online Publication)

Hynes, S., Armstrong, C. W., Xuan, B. B., Ankamah-Yeboah, I., Simpson, K. , Tinch, R. and Ressurreição, A. (2021) Have environmental preferences and willingness to pay remained stable before and during the global Covid-19 shock? Ecological Economics, 189, 107142. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107142)

Harvey, W. T. et al. (2021) SARS-CoV-2 variants, spike mutations and immune escape. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 19(7), pp. 409-424. (doi: 10.1038/s41579-021-00573-0) (PMID:34075212) (PMCID:PMC8167834)

Institute of Cancer Sciences

Covid19 Publications

Boyle, J. G., Walters, M. R. , Jamieson, S. and Durning, S. J. (2020) Clinical reasoning in the wild: premature closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diagnosis, 7(3), pp. 177-179. (doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0061) (PMID:32710716)

Keith, N. , Plummer, R., Coyle, V., Cameron, D., Evans, J. , Twelves, C., Palmer, D., Danson, S., Graham, D. and Welisch, G. (2021) Early Phase Cancer Research in the COVID-19 Pandemic: an ECMC North Initiative. Project Report. OSF. (doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/6WTN2).

Pouwels, K. B. et al. (2021) Community prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in England from April to November, 2020: results from the ONS Coronavirus Infection Survey. Lancet Public Health, 6(1), e30-e38. (doi: 10.1016/s2468-2667(20)30282-6) (PMID:33308423) (PMCID:PMC7786000)

Duffy, C. et al. (2020) Chest drain aerosol generation in COVID-19 and emission reduction using a simple anti-viral filter. BMJ Open, 7, e000710. (doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000710) (PMID:33148778) (PMCID:PMC7643431)

Stenvinkel, P., Painer, J., Shiels, P.G. , Bansal, A., Fereidouni, S., Natterson-Horowitz, B., Johnson, R.J. and Miranda, J.J. (2021) SARS-COV-2 and biomimetics: what saves the planet will save our health. Journal of Internal Medicine, 289(2), pp. 244-246. (doi: 10.1111/joim.13128) (PMID:32583447) (PMCID:PMC7361468)

Pauley, E., Drake, T. M., Sigfrid, L., Lone, N., Harrison, E. M., Baillie, J. K., Scott, J. T. , Walsh, T. S., Semple, M. G. and Docherty, A. B. (2021) Recovery from Covid-19 critical illness: a secondary analysis of the ISARIC4C CCP-UK cohort study and the RECOVER trial. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, (Accepted for Publication)

Emary, K. R. W. et al. (2021) Efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern 202012/01 (B.1.1.7): an exploratory analysis of a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 397(10282), pp. 1351-1362. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00628-0) (PMID:33798499) (PMCID:PMC8009612)

McKay, S. C. et al. (2021) Impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on pancreatic cancer services and treatment pathways: United Kingdom experience. HPB, (doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2021.03.003) (PMCID:PMC7973054) (In Press)

Hadjiyiannakis, D., Dimitroyannis, D., Eastlake, L., Peedell, C., Tripathi, L., Simcock, R., Vyas, A., Deutsch, E. and Chalmers, A.J. (2021) Personal view: low-dose lung radiotherapy should be evaluated as a treatment for severe COVID-19 lung disease. Clinical Oncology, 33(1), e64-e68. (doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2020.08.003) (PMID:32829986) (PMCID:PMC7427522)

Hanna, C. R. , Robb, K. A. , Blyth, K. G. , Jones, R. J. and Chalmers, A. J. (2021) Clinician attitudes to using low dose radiotherapy to treat COVID-19 lung disease. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 109(4), pp. 886-890. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.12.003) (PMID:33309910) (PMCID:PMC7726525)

Ferguson, K., Quail, N., Kewin, P. and Blyth, K. G. (2020) COVID-19 associated with extensive pulmonary arterial, intracardiac and peripheral arterial thrombosis. BMJ Case Reports, 13(8), e237460. (doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-237460) (PMID:32747597) (PMCID:PMC7401579)

Faivre-Finn, C. et al. (2020) Reduced fractionation in lung cancer patients treated with curative-intent radiotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical Oncology, 32(8), pp. 481-489. (doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2020.05.001) (PMID:32405158) (PMCID:PMC7218369)

Jackson, M. R. et al. (2021) Low-dose lung radiotherapy for COVID-19 lung disease: a preclinical efficacy study in a bleomycin model of pneumonitis. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, (doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.08.029) (PMID:34478832) (PMCID:PMC8406661) (In Press)

Hanna, C. R. et al. (2020) Glasgow Early Treatment Arm Favirpiravir (GETAFIX) for adults with early stage COVID-19: A structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 21(935), (doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04891-1) (PMID:33213530) (PMCID:PMC7675389)

Bennett, S. S., Leung, H. Y. and Ahmad, I. (2021) A cohort analysis of patients receiving neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy prior to robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Clinical Urology, (doi: 10.1177/20514158211022216) (Early Online Publication)

O'Cathail, S.M. , Gilbert, D.C., Sebag-Montefiore, D. and Muirhead, R. (2020) Challenges and consequences of COVID-19 in the management of anorectal cancer: coming together through social distancing. Clinical Oncology, 32(7), pp. 413-416. (doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2020.04.009) (PMID:32359847) (PMCID:PMC7184022)

McPeake, J. et al. (2021) Long-term outcomes following severe COVID-19 infection: a multicentre cohort study of family member outcomes. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, (doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202104-481RL) (PMID:34192506) (Early Online Publication)

Wei, J. et al. (2021) Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in 45,965 adults from the general population of the United Kingdom. Nature Microbiology, 6(9), pp. 1140-1149. (doi: 10.1038/s41564-021-00947-3) (PMID:34290390) (PMCID:PMC8294260)

Mangion, K. et al. (2020) The Chief Scientist Office cardiovascular and pulmonary imaging in SARS Coronavirus disease-19 (CISCO-19) study. Cardiovascular Research, 116(14), pp. 2185-2196. (doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvaa209) (PMID:32702087) (PMCID:PMC7454350)

Walker, A. S. et al. (2021) Ct threshold values, a proxy for viral load in community SARS-CoV-2 cases, demonstrate wide variation across populations and over time. eLife, 10, e64683. (doi: 10.7554/elife.64683) (PMID:34250907) (PMCID:PMC8282332)

Conway, D.I. et al. (2021) SARS-CoV-2 positivity in asymptomatic-screened dental patients. Journal of Dental Research, 100(6), pp. 583-590. (doi: 10.1177/00220345211004849) (PMID:33779355) (PMCID:PMC8138329)

Jones, C. M. et al. (2020) Considerations for the treatment of pancreatic cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: the UK consensus position. British Journal of Cancer, 123(5), pp. 709-713. (doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-0980-x) (PMID:32641867) (PMCID:PMC7341025)

Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences 

Covid19 Cardiovascular Research

Please see our ICAMS Covid19 Cardiovascular Research pages for all current projects, publications and outputs. 


Institute of Health & Wellbeing

Covid19 Publications

Anker, S. D. et al. (2020) Conducting clinical trials in heart failure during (and after) the COVID-19 pandemic: an expert consensus position paper from the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). European Heart Journal, 41(22), pp. 2109-2117. (doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa461) (PMID:32498081)

Banda, J., Dube, A., Brumfield, S., Amoah, A., Crampin, A. , Reniers, G. and Helleringer, S. (2021) Knowledge, risk perceptions and behaviors related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi. Demographic Research, 44, pp. 459-480. (doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2021.44.20)

Shoaib, A. et al. (2021) Substantial decline in hospital admissions for heart failure accompanied by increased community mortality during COVID-19 pandemic. European Heart Journal: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, 7(4), pp. 378-387. (doi: 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcab040) (PMID:34043762) (PMCID:PMC8244536)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. et al. (2021) Mental health and health behaviours before and during the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown: longitudinal analyses of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(3), pp. 224-231. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-215060) (PMID:32978210)

Leyland, A. (2020) The UK Society for Social Medicine and Population Health: reflections on COVID-19 in Europe. European Journal of Public Health, 30(4), p. 843. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa151) (PMID:32838420)

Lalloo, D., Williams, A., Roy, M., MacDonald, E. and Rayner, C. (2021) COVID-19 Return to Work in the Roadmap Out of Lockdown: Guidelines for Workers, Employers and Health Practitioners. Documentation. Society of Occupational Medicine, London.

Nafilyan, V. et al. (2021) Ethnicity, household composition and COVID-19 mortality: a national linked data study. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 114(4), pp. 182-211. (doi: 10.1177/0141076821999973) (PMID:33759630) (PMCID:PMC7994923)

Burton, J. K. et al. (2021) Impact of COVID-19 on care-home mortality and life expectancy in Scotland. Age and Ageing, 50(4), pp. 1029-1037. (doi: 10.1093/ageing/afab080) (PMID:33914870) (PMCID:PMC8135527)

Fenton, L. et al. (2021) Risk of hospital admission with covid-19 among teachers compared with healthcare workers and other adults of working age in Scotland, March 2020 to July 2021: population based case-control study. British Medical Journal, 374, n2060. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2060) (PMID:34470747) (PMCID:PMC8408959)

McCartney, G. , Leyland, A. , Walsh, D. and Dundas, R. (2021) Scaling COVID-19 against inequalities: should the policy response consistently match the mortality challenge? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(4), pp. 315-320. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-214373) (PMID:33144334) (PMCID:PMC7958082)

Olsen, J. and Mitchell, R. (2021) S&SR Environment and Spaces Group Report: COVID-19 Green and Open Space Use in Autumn 2020. Project Report. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow. (doi:10.36399/gla.pubs.234770).

Hastie, C. , Pell, J. and Sattar, N. (2021) Vitamin D and COVID-19 infection and mortality in UK Biobank. European Journal of Nutrition, 60, pp. 545-548. (doi: 10.1007/s00394-020-02372-4) (PMID:32851419) (PMCID:PMC7449523)

Barton, C. M. et al. (2020) Call for transparency of COVID-19 models. Science, 368(6490), pp. 482-483. (doi: 10.1126/science.abb8637) (PMID:32355024)

Rooksby, M. , Furuhashi, T. and McLeod, H. J. (2020) Hikikomori: a hidden mental health need following the COVID-19 pandemic. World Psychiatry, 19(3), pp. 399-400. (doi: 10.1002/wps.20804) (PMID:32931118)

Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Shimonovich, M., Coia, N., Duffy, J., Kerr, Y., Wilson, J., Graham, C. and Mitchell, K. (2021) Disrupted prevention: condom and contraception access and use among young people during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow.

Katikireddi, S. V. , Lal, S., Carrol, E. D., Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Khunti, K., Dundas, R. , Diderichsen, F. and Barr, B. (2021) Unequal impact of the COVID-19 crisis on minority ethnic groups: a framework for understanding and addressing inequalities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(10), pp. 970-974. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216061) (PMID:33883198)

Douglas, M., Katikireddi, V. , Taulbut, M., McKee, M. and McCartney, G. (2020) Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response. British Medical Journal, 369, m1557. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1557) (PMID:32341002) (PMCID:PMC7184317)

Young, B., Kotzur, M. , Gatting, L., Bonner, C., Ayre, J., McConnachie, A. , Batcup, C., McCaffery, K., O'Carroll, R. and Robb, K. A. (2021) The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions: a structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 22, 311. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05277-7) (PMID:33926540) (PMCID:PMC8082050)

Shah, A. S.V. et al. (2020) Risk of hospital admission with coronavirus disease 2019 in healthcare workers and their households: nationwide linkage cohort study. British Medical Journal, 371, m3582. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.m3582) (PMID:33115726) (PMCID:PMC7591828)

Di Gessa, G. et al. (2021) Pre-pandemic mental health and disruptions to healthcare, economic and housing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from 12 UK longitudinal studies. British Journal of Psychiatry, (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2021.132) (Early Online Publication)

Das, R. R., Jaiswal, N. , Dev, N., Jaiswal, N., Naik, S. S. and Sankar, J. (2020) Efficacy and safety of anti-malarial drugs (chloroquine and hydroxy-chloroquine) in treatment of COVID-19 infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Medicine, 7, 482. (doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.00482) (PMID:32850924) (PMCID:PMC7403461)

Al-Ozairi, E. et al. (2021) Risk of mortality among inpatients with COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes: national data from Kuwait. Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, (doi: 10.1002/edm2.287) (Early Online Publication)

Voors, A. A. et al. (2020) Circulating plasma concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in men and women with heart failure and effects of renin–angiotensin–aldosterone inhibitors. European Heart Journal, 41(19), pp. 1810-1817. (doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa373) (PMID:32388565) (PMCID:PMC7239195)

Simpson, C.R. et al. (2021) First-dose ChAdOx1 and BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccines and thrombocytopenic, thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events in Scotland. Nature Medicine, 27(7), pp. 1290-1297. (doi: 10.1038/s41591-021-01408-4) (PMID:34108714)

Pauley, E., Drake, T. M., Sigfrid, L., Lone, N., Harrison, E. M., Baillie, J. K., Scott, J. T. , Walsh, T. S., Semple, M. G. and Docherty, A. B. (2021) Recovery from Covid-19 critical illness: a secondary analysis of the ISARIC4C CCP-UK cohort study and the RECOVER trial. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, (Accepted for Publication)

Hainey, K. J. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) The inverse care law in critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 1, 100008. (doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2020.100008) (PMCID:PMC7834397)

Pirkis, J. et al. (2021) Suicide trends in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic: interrupted time series analysis of preliminary data from 21 countries. Lancet Psychiatry, 8(7), pp. 579-588. (doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00091-2) (PMID:33862016)

Cherrie, J. W., Cherrie, M. P.C., Smith, A., Holmes, D., Semple, S., Steinle, S., MacDonald, E. , Moore, G. and Loh, M. (2021) Contamination of air and surfaces in workplaces with SARS-CoV-2 Virus: a systematic review. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, (doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxab026) (PMID:34329379) (Early Online Publication)

Taylor, A. K., Kingstone, T., Briggs, T. A., O'Donnell, C. A. , Atherton, H., Blane, D. N. and Chew‐Graham, C. A. (2021) 'Reluctant pioneer’: a qualitative study of doctors’ experiences as patients with long-COVID. Health Expectations, 24(3), pp. 833-842. (doi: 10.1111/hex.13223) (PMID:33749957) (PMCID:PMC8235894)

McQueenie, R. et al. (2020) Multimorbidity, polypharmacy, and COVID-19 infection within the UK Biobank cohort. PLoS ONE, 15(8), e0238091. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238091) (PMID:32817712) (PMCID:PMC7440632)

Young, B. and Robb, K. (2020) How to get people to comply with COVID-19 public health measures – lessons from cancer screening. Conversation, 24 Nov.

Robertson, E., Reeve, K. S., Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Moore, J., Blake, M., Green, M. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Benzeval, M. J. (2021) Predictors of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK household longitudinal study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 94, pp. 41-50. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.03.008) (PMID:33713824) (PMCID:PMC7946541)

Perry, R. J. et al. (2021) Characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19-associated stroke: a UK multicentre case-control study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 92(3), pp. 242-248. (doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2020-324927) (PMID:33154179)

Zhang, J., Pellicori, P. , Schutte, R. and Cleland, J.G. (2021) The association between blood groups and COVID-19 infection: a study from the UK Biobank. Journal of Internal Medicine, 289(5), pp. 747-748. (doi: 10.1111/joim.13226) (PMID:33306225)

Ashwell, G., Blane, D. , Lunan, C. and Matheson, J. (2020) General practice post-COVID-19: time to put equity at the heart of health systems? British Journal of General Practice, 70(697), p. 400. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp20X712001) (PMID:32732207)

de Lusignan, S. et al. (2020) In-pandemic development of an application ontology for COVID-19 surveillance in a primary care sentinel network. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, (doi: 10.2196/preprints.21434) (Submitted)

Ul Haq, Z. et al. (2020) Clinical characteristics, mortality and associated risk factors in COVID-19 patients reported in ten major hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, 32(4-Sup1), S633-S639. (PMID:33754522)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2021) Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 218(6), pp. 326-333. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.212) (PMID:33081860) (PMCID:PMC7684009)

Sigfrid, L. et al. (2021) Long Covid in adults discharged from UK hospitals after Covid-19: a prospective, multicentre cohort study using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol. Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 8, 100186. (doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100186) (PMID:34386785) (PMCID:PMC8343377)

Chauhan, A., Agarwal, A., Jaiswal, N. and Singh, M. (2020) ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. Lancet, 396(10261), pp. 1485-1486. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32271-6) (PMID:33160563) (PMCID:PMC7832915)

Murphy, D. et al. (2020) Meeting the Psychological Needs of People Recovering from Severe Coronavirus. Other. British Psychological Society.

Bell, S. et al. (2020) COVID-19 in patients undergoing chronic kidney replacement therapy and kidney transplant recipients in Scotland: findings and experience from the Scottish renal registry. BMC Nephrology, 21, 419. (doi: 10.1186/s12882-020-02061-8) (PMID:33004002) (PMCID:PMC7528715)

Blane, D. , McMahon, A., Lunan, C., Montgomery, J. and Richardson, H. (2021) GPs at the Deep End Report 37: COVID-19 vaccine deployment for marginalised groups in Scotland. Documentation. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Holmes, E. A. et al. (2020) Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic: a call for action for mental health services. Lancet Psychiatry, 7(6), pp. 547-560. (doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30168-1) (PMID:32304649) (PMCID:PMC7159850)

Anderson, J. J. et al. (2021) Remote history of VTE is associated with severe COVID-19 in middle and older age: UK Biobank cohort study. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, (doi: 10.1111/jth.15452) (PMID:34242477) (Early Online Publication)

Hanlon, P. et al. (2021) COVID-19 – exploring the implications of long-term condition type and extent of multimorbidity on years of life lost: a modelling study. Wellcome Open Research, 5, 75. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15849.3) (PMID:33709037) (PMCID:PMC7927210)

Willder, J. M., McCall, P. , Messow, C.-M. , Gillies, M., Berry, C. and Shelley, B. (2021) Study protocol for COVID-RV: a multicentre prospective observational cohort study of right ventricular dysfunction in ventilated patients with COVID-19. BMJ Open, 11(1), e042098. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042098) (PMID:33441361) (PMCID:PMC7811959)

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Kyle, D., Shaw, M., Maguire, D., McMillan, D. , Quasim, T. , Leyland, A. H. and McPeake, J. (2021) The wider implications of the COVID-19 pandemic: assessing the impact of accident and emergency use for frequent attenders. International Emergency Nursing, 56, 100984. (doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2021.100984) (PMID:33677141) (PMCID:PMC7896822)

Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Shimonovich, M., Coia, N., Duffy, J., Kerr, Y., Wilson, J., Graham, C. and Mitchell, K. (2021) Disrupted prevention: Condom and contraception access and use among young adults during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. An online survey. BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, (doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2020-200975) (PMID:33707178) (PMCID:PMC7956735) (Early Online Publication)

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Grants Awarded for Covid19 Research

  • Chief Scientist Office. Understanding longer-term health impacts of social distancing and
    behavioural interventions introduced to prevent the spread of infection in the populationDr Katie Robb (PI) & Professor Rory O’Connor. £37,000.
  • Hunt K, Stead M, Purves R, Bunn C, Gray C, Reith G, Wardle H, Dobbie F, Critchlow N, Donnachie A. Transitions to more harmful forms of gambling during Covid-19 pandemic: behaviours and targeted marketing in young people and bettors on sport. ESRC £464,387. Jun 2020-Dec 2021.
  • Gray CM, O’Donnell K, Wyke S part of a Scotland-wide consortium of 33 behavioural scientists Protecting population physical & mental health during the coronavirus pandemic: A representative national weekly survey to understand changes. CSO £324,472. May 2020-Nov 2020.
  • Shakespeare T, Watson N, Burns N, Pearson C, Wiseman P, Banks M and Kupar H. Disability and Covid 19. The aim of this study is to understand disabled people's experiences during the COVID-19 epidemic, barriers experienced and lessons learned for policy and  practice. £390,000 ESRC COVID-19 Rapid Response research call
  • Crampin A, Mwansambo C, Chauma Mwale A, Madise N, Ho A, Mwapasa V, Nyirenda T, Read J, Jewell C, MacPherson P, Price A, Amoah ASARS-CoV-2 immunoepidemiology in Wellcome-funded urban andrural cohorts in Malawi : generating evidence to inform regional medium and long term decision making. Wellcome £249,544.00
  • Hatton, C., Hastings, R, Abbott, D., Beyer, S., Bradshaw, J., Gore, N., Heslop, P., Jahoda, A., Marriot, A., Scior, K., Taggart, L., and Todd, S. Title: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with learning disabilities and factors associated with better outcomes. MRC award, £763,431 (September 2020- 2021)
  • Prof Kate O’Donnell as PI; Dr Sara Macdonald and Dr David Blane as Co-Is. Title: Patient and public understanding of, and preferences for, digital tools to support the Scottish Test, Trace, Isolate, Support programme for COVID-19 infection. DHI/PHS; £30,000. (June – August 2020).
  • How has Covid-19 social distancing amplified the mental health vulnerabilities of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM)?  Dr Jamie Frankis, Reader in Health Psychology, GCU, Prof P Flowers, U. Strathclyde; Prof L McDaid, U. Glasgow; Dr D Strongylou, R Kincaid, GCU, J Heng, NHS Glasgow; T Tougher, NHS Lanarkshire; Y Kerr & Dr D Clutterbuck, NHS Lothian; Dr L Wallace, HPS; N Sparling, HIV Scotland.  CSO £49,728 
  • Social and health impacts of COVID-19 suppression in vulnerable groupsProf Sarah ArmstrongDr Lucy Pickering - CSO £186,869

 


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

Robertson Centre for Biostatistics

The Roberson Centre for Biostatistics are involved as co-applicants/partners in the undernoted Covid19-related grants:

  • UKRI NIHR - Demographic, multi-morbidity and genetic impact on myocardial involvement and its recovery from COVID-19: the COVID-HEART study - Prof Colin J Berry, Robertson Centre (Data Management, Statistics, Project Management, ECGs] – Total Grant award £620,076
  • Medical Research Scotland – The influence of COVID-19 pandemic on the Scottish congenital heart disease populationDr Mark Danton, Professor J G Cleland, Professor Alex McConnachieMs Sharon Kean – Total Grant Award £20,000
  • Medical Research Scotland - Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Ventilated Patients with COVID-19 (COVID-RV)Dr Ben Shelley, Professor Colin J Berry, Dr Claudia-Martina Messow – Total Grant Award £18,280
  • Chief Scientists Office – Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Imaging in SARS Coronavirus disease-19 (CISCO-19)Professor Colin J Berry, Professor Alex McConnachieMs Sharon Kean – Total Grant Award £47,940
  • Medical Research Scotland - 3D Telemedicine: Transforming Patient Communication during Covid-19Dr Steven Lo, Robertson Centre [Statistics] - Total Grant Award £19,829

Additional advisory roles and outputs:

  • RCB provides technical support for Professor Pell to analyse data in the Glasgow SafeHaven to inform the Health Board’s strategy on COVID-19 ‘shielding’.
  • The RCB team has also created several UK national registries (supported by the British Cardiovascular Society) to capture cardiovascular complications and interventions associated with COVID-19,
  • Dr Pierpaolo Pellicori (Clinical Senior Lecturer) is leading a Cochrane Rapid Review on cardiovascular complications of COVID-19.

Covid19 Advisory Roles

  • Professor Andrew Gumley chairs the Scottish Government Covid-19 Mental Health Advisory Group and Professor Rory O’Connor is a member.
  • Professor Rory O’Connor co-led the Academy of Medical Sciences and MQ Transforming Mental Health Position Paper published in Lancet Psychiatry on setting the mental health science research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Professor Rory O’Connor was part of the COVID-19 International Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration which highlighted the strategic response for suicide prevention, also published in Lancet Psychiatry.
  • Professor Rory O’Connor and Jack Melson worked closely with the Scottish Government on its flagship Distress Brief Intervention Programme and developed all of the intervention and training materials. In May 2020, the First Minister decided to scale up the DBI programme nationally to deal with the impact of Covid-19.
  • Professor Jill Pell is a member of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Advisory Group and the testing strategy sub-group.
  • Professor Andrew Gumley and Professor John Cleland are members of the CSO / NRS Restart Strategic Advisory Group.
  • Claire Orange and Professor Julie Brittenden in RESTART group
  • Professor Danny Mackay is member of the UKRI-BBSRC COVID-19 Cohort of Experts.
  • Professor Kate O'Donnell is member of the Scottish Government Expert Reference Group on Ethnicity COVID-19.
  • Professor Vittal Katikireddi is Co-Chair of the Scottish Government Expert Reference Group on Ethnicity COVID-19.
  • Dr Janet Bouttell, Professor Olivia Wu, Professor Kate O’DonnellDr David Blane and Dr Bhautesh Jani are all part of the working group with SIGN and Health Improvement Scotland to produce evidence-based guidance for Primary Care.
  • Dr David Ross provides COVID-19 advice and support to UK Defence, the Army and NATO and is lead researcher looking at the impact of COVID-19 lockdown and social isolation in soldiers.

SPHSU

  • Dr Elise Whitley is a member of Public Health Scotland’s Mental Health Cell and currently contributing to priority setting for future work and advising on likely data sources for monitoring.
  • Dr Eric Silverman is a member of Covid-19 Healthcare Coalition which is developing a decision-support dashboard intended to help policy-makers in the US to monitor the progress of the pandemic at the state and county level throughout the country.
  • Professor Rich Mitchell and Dr Jonathan Olsen are on Public Health Scotland's Social and System Recovery: Environments and Spaces Group. Rich is leading their Evidence and Data subgroup.
    The group is currently exploring the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for open spaces, parks, streets, public spaces.
  • Ms Ruth Dundas is part of The Scottish COVID-19 Response Consortium (SCRC) - a group of epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, data scientists, software developers and other scientists that have come together to develop new models to help inform the control of COVID-19.
  • One of the key groups identified by RAMP to develop a wider range of pandemic models is the University of Glasgow led Scottish COVID-19 Response Consortium. SPHSU is involved in curating data to support model specification and calibration, and we will be increasingly involved in model design and programming.
  • Dr Vittal Katikireddi is co-chair and Dr Rachel ThomsonDr Theocharis Kromydas and Dr Peter Craig are members of a group convened by Public Health Scotland to advise the Scottish Government and other stakeholders (e.g. CoSLA, Social Security Scotland) on the impacts of the COVID-19 response on health and health inequalities that arise through economic and related pathways, and on actions that may mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts. The group has published a briefing looking at protecting the health of the working-age population as lockdown reduces. 

Other Covid19 Outputs

INS (International Neuropsychological Society) Newsletter

  • Narayanan, J., Evans, J.J., & Wilson, B.A., (2020) Balint’s syndrome as a consequence of COVID-19: A case from Southern India. INS News: International Neuropsychological Society Member Newsletter, Issue 3, p27-31

BMJ Editorial

Public Health Scotland Report


Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation

Covid19 Publications

McInnes, I. B. (2020) COVID-19 and rheumatology: first steps towards a different future? Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 79(5), pp. 551-552. (doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217494) (PMID:32299844)

Munblit, D. et al. (2021) Incidence and risk factors for persistent symptoms in adults previously hospitalised for COVID-19. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 51(9), pp. 1107-1120. (doi: 10.1111/cea.13997) (PMID:34351016)

Chaziya, J. et al. (2021) COVID-19 in Malawi: lessons in pandemic preparedness from a tertiary children’s hospital. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 106, pp. 238-240. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-319980) (PMID:33361067) (PMCID:PMC7768613)

Meng, B. et al. (2021) Recurrent emergence of SARS-CoV-2 spike deletion H69/V70 and its role in the variant of concern lineage B.1.1.7. Cell Reports, 35(13), 109292. (doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109292) (PMID:34166617) (PMCID:PMC8185188)

Morehouse, Z. P., Samikwa, L., Proctor, C. M., Meleke, H., Kamdolozi, M., Ryan, G. L., Chaima, D., Ho, A. , Nash, R. J. and Nyirenda, T. S. (2021) Validation of a direct-to-PCR COVID-19 detection protocol utilizing mechanical homogenization: a model for reducing resources needed for accurate testing. PLoS ONE, 16(8), e0256316. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256316) (PMID:34407126) (PMCID:PMC8372900)

Kamel, W. et al. (2021) Global analysis of protein-RNA interactions in SARS-CoV-2 infected cells reveals key regulators of infection. Molecular Cell, 81(13), 2851-2867.e7. (doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2021.05.023) (PMID:34118193) (PMCID:PMC8142890)

Morgan, D. C. et al. (2021) Stapled ACE2 peptidomimetics designed to target the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein do not prevent virus internalisation. Peptide Science, 113(4), e24217. (doi: 10.1002/pep2.24217) (PMID:33615115) (PMCID:PMC7883042)

Bugembe, D. L. et al. (2021) Emergence and spread of a SARS-CoV-2 lineage A variant (A.23.1) with altered spike protein in Uganda. Nature Microbiology, 6(8), pp. 1094-1101. (doi: 10.1038/s41564-021-00933-9) (PMID:34163035) (PMCID:PMC8318884)

Wood, R. et al. (2021) Sharing a household with children and risk of COVID-19: a study of over 300 000 adults living in healthcare worker households in Scotland. Archives of Disease in Childhood, (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-321604) (PMID:33737319) (PMCID:PMC7985971) (Early Online Publication)

Pollock, D. D. et al. (2020) Viral CpG deficiency provides no evidence that dogs were intermediate hosts for SARS-CoV-2. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37(9), pp. 2706-2710. (doi: 10.1093/molbev/msaa178) (PMID:32658964) (PMCID:PMC7454803)

Martin, D. P. et al. (2021) The emergence and ongoing convergent evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 N501Y lineages. Cell, (doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.09.003) (PMID:34537136) (PMCID:PMC8421097) (In Press)

Illingworth, C. J.R. et al. (2021) Superspreaders drive the largest outbreaks of hospital onset COVID-19 infections. eLife, 10, e67308. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.67308)

Graham, M. S. et al. (2021) Changes in symptomatology, reinfection, and transmissibility associated with the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7: an ecological study. Lancet Public Health, 6(5), e335-e345. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00055-4)

Wing, P. A.C. et al. (2021) Hypoxic and pharmacological activation of HIF inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection of lung epithelial cells. Cell Reports, 35(3), 109020. (doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109020) (PMID:33852916) (PMCID:PMC8020087)

Hughes, E. C. et al. (2021) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 serosurveillance in a patient population reveals differences in virus exposure and antibody-mediated immunity according to host demography and healthcare setting. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 223(6), pp. 971-980. (doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa788) (PMID:33367847) (PMCID:PMC7798933)

Nickbakhsh, S. , Ho, A. , Marques, D. F.P., McMenamin, J., Gunson, R. N. and Murcia, P. R. (2020) Epidemiology of seasonal coronaviruses: establishing the context for the emergence of coronavirus disease 2019. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 222(1), pp. 17-25. (doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa185) (PMID:32296837) (PMCID:PMC7184404)

Thomson, E. C. et al. (2021) Circulating SARS-CoV-2 spike N439K variants maintain fitness while evading antibody-mediated immunity. Cell, 184(5), 1171-1187.e20. (doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.01.037) (PMID:33621484) (PMCID:PMC7843029)

Gupta, R. K. et al. (2021) Development and validation of the ISARIC 4C Deterioration model for adults hospitalised with COVID-19: a prospective cohort study. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 9(4), pp. 349-359. (doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30559-2) (PMID:33444539) (PMCID:PMC7832571)

Russell, C. D. et al. (2021) Co-infections, secondary infections, and antimicrobial use in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 during the first pandemic wave from the ISARIC WHO CCP-UK study: a multicentre, prospective cohort study. Lancet Microbe, 2(8), e354-e365. (doi: 10.1016/S2666-5247(21)00090-2) (PMID:34100002) (PMCID:PMC8172149)

Cevik, M., Bamford, C. and Ho, A. (2020) COVID-19 Pandemic – a focused review for clinicians. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 26(7), pp. 842-847. (doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.04.023) (PMID:32344166) (PMCID:PMC7182753)

Hanna, C. R. et al. (2020) Glasgow Early Treatment Arm Favirpiravir (GETAFIX) for adults with early stage COVID-19: A structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 21(935), (doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04891-1) (PMID:33213530) (PMCID:PMC7675389)

McPeake, J. et al. (2021) Long-term outcomes following severe COVID-19 infection: a multicentre cohort study of family member outcomes. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, (doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202104-481RL) (PMID:34192506) (Early Online Publication)

Li, K. K. et al. (2021) Genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in renal dialysis units - a high risk community-hospital interface. Journal of Infection, 83(1), pp. 96-103. (doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2021.04.020) (PMID:33895226) (PMCID:PMC8061788)

Docherty, A. B. et al. (2021) Changes in in-hospital mortality in the first wave of COVID-19: a multicentre prospective observational cohort study using the WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 9(7), pp. 773-785. (doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(21)00175-2) (PMID:34000238) (PMCID:PMC8121531)

Kronfeld-Schor, N., Stevenson, T., Nickbakhsh, S. , Schernhammer, E., Dopico, X., Dayan, T., Martinez, M. and Helm, B. (2021) Drivers of infectious disease seasonality: potential implications for COVID-19. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 36(1), pp. 35-54. (doi: 10.1177/0748730420987322) (PMID:33491541) (PMCID:PMC7924107)

Wilkinson, E. et al. (2021) A year of genomic surveillance reveals how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic unfolded in Africa. Science, (Early Online Publication)

McInnes, I. (2021) Response to: 'Hydroxychloroquine shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic' by Mendel et al. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 80, e32. (doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217954) (PMID:32434826)

Read, J. M., Bridgen, J. R. E., Cummings, D. A. T., Ho, A. and Jewell, C. P. (2021) Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV (COVID-19): early estimation of epidemiological parameters and epidemic size estimates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376(1829), 20200265. (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0265) (PMID:34053269) (PMCID:PMC8165596)

Conway, D.I. et al. (2021) SARS-CoV-2 positivity in asymptomatic-screened dental patients. Journal of Dental Research, 100(6), pp. 583-590. (doi: 10.1177/00220345211004849) (PMID:33779355) (PMCID:PMC8138329)

Maguire, D. et al. (2020) Prognostic factors in patients admitted to an urban teaching hospital with COVID-19 infection. Journal of Translational Medicine, 18, 354. (doi: 10.1186/s12967-020-02524-4) (PMID:32933530) (PMCID:PMC7491021)

Guzik, T. J. et al. (2020) COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system: implications for risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options. Cardiovascular Research, 116(10), pp. 1666-1687. (doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvaa106) (PMID:32352535) (PMCID:PMC7197627)

da Silva, S. J. R., da Silva, C. T. A., Guarines, K. M., Mendes, R. P. G., Pardee, K., Kohl, A. and Pena, L. (2020) Clinical and laboratory diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. ACS Infectious Diseases, 6(9), pp. 2319-2336. (doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00274) (PMID:32786280) (PMCID:PMC7441751)

Wickenhagen, A. et al. (2021) A prenylated dsRNA sensor protects against severe COVID-19. Science, (doi: 10.1126/science.abj3624) (PMID:34581622) (Early Online Publication)

MacDonald, L. et al. (2021) COVID-19 and RA share SPP1 myeloid pathway that drives PD-L1pos neutrophils and CD14pos monocytes. JCI Insight, 6(13), e147413. (doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.147413) (PMID:34143756) (PMCID:PMC8328085)

Knight, S. R. et al. (2020) Risk stratification of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: development and validation of the 4C Mortality Score. British Medical Journal, 2020, 370. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.m3339) (PMID:32907855)

Michelen, M. et al. (2021) Characterising Long Covid: a living systematic review. BMJ Global Health, 6, e005427. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005427) (PMID:34580069) (PMCID:PMC8478580)

Pairo-Castineira, E. et al. (2021) Genetic mechanisms of critical illness in Covid-19. Nature, 591, pp. 92-98. (doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-03065-y) (PMID:33307546)

Cotten, M. , Bugembe, D. L., Kaleebu, P. and Phan, M. V.T. (2021) Alternate primers for whole-genome SARS-CoV-2 sequencing. Virus Evolution, 7(1), veab006. (doi: 10.1093/ve/veab006) (PMID:33841912) (PMCID:PMC7928614)

Pauley, E., Drake, T. M., Sigfrid, L., Lone, N., Harrison, E. M., Baillie, J. K., Scott, J. T. , Walsh, T. S., Semple, M. G. and Docherty, A. B. (2021) Recovery from Covid-19 critical illness: a secondary analysis of the ISARIC4C CCP-UK cohort study and the RECOVER trial. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, (Accepted for Publication)

Sullivan, M. K. et al. (2021) Acute kidney injury in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 from the ISARIC WHO CCP-UK Study: a prospective, multicentre cohort study. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, (Accepted for Publication)

Barry, M. et al. (2020) Nosocomial outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus: a phylogenetic, epidemiological, clinical and infection control analysis. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 37, 101807. (doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101807) (PMID:32599173) (PMCID:PMC7319941)

Docherty, A. B. et al. (2020) Features of 20 133 UK patients in hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: prospective observational cohort study. British Medical Journal, 369, m1985. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1985) (PMID:32444460)

Parker, M. D. et al. (2021) Subgenomic RNA identification in SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequencing data. Genome Research, 31, pp. 645-658. (doi: 10.1101/gr.268110.120) (PMID:33722935) (PMCID:PMC8015849)

Gordon, D. E. et al. (2020) Comparative host-coronavirus protein interaction networks reveal pan-viral disease mechanisms. Science, 370(6521), eabe9403. (doi: 10.1126/science.abe9403) (PMID:33060197) (PMCID:PMC7808408)

Yang, L., Xie, X., Tu, Z., Fu, J., Xu, D. and Zhou, Y. (2021) The signal pathways and treatment of cytokine storm in COVID-19. Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy, 6(1), 255. (doi: 10.1038/s41392-021-00679-0)

Cevik, M., Tate, M., Lloyd, O., Maraolo, A. E., Schafers, J. and Ho, A. (2021) SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV viral load dynamics, duration of viral shedding and infectiousness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Microbe, 2(1), e13-e22. (doi: 10.1016/S2666-5247(20)30172-5)

Abdukahil, S. A. et al. (2021) COVID-19 symptoms at hospital admission vary with age and sex: results from the ISARIC prospective multinational observational study. Infection, (doi: 10.1007/s15010-021-01599-5) (PMID:34170486) (PMCID:PMC8231091) (Early Online Publication)

Nalumansi, A. et al. (2021) Field evaluation of the performance of a SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test in Uganda using nasopharyngeal samples. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 104, pp. 282-286. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.10.073) (PMID:33130198) (PMCID:PMC7836828)

MacLean, O. A. , Orton, R. J. , Singer, J. B. and Robertson, D. L. (2020) No evidence for distinct types in the evolution of SARS-CoV-2. Virus Evolution, 6(1), veaa034. (doi: 10.1093/ve/veaa034) (PMID:32817804) (PMCID:PMC7197565)

Silva, S. J. R. d., Germano Mendes, R. P., Alves da Silva, C. T., Lorusso, A., Kohl, A. and Pena, L. (2020) Insights into SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus underlying COVID-19: recent genomic data and the development of reverse genetics systems. Journal of General Virology, 101(10), pp. 1021-1024. (doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001458) (PMID:32579100) (PMCID:PMC7660456)

Zumla, A. et al. (2016) Taking forward a 'One Health' approach for turning the tide against the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and other zoonotic pathogens with epidemic potential. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 47, pp. 5-9. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.06.012) (PMID:27321961)

Twohig, K. A. et al. (2021) Hospital admission and emergency care attendance risk for SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) compared with alpha (B.1.1.7) variants of concern: a cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, (doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00475-8) (PMID:34461056) (PMCID:PMC8397301) (In Press)

Zumla, A., Alagaili, A. N., Cotten, M. and Azhar, E. I. (2016) Infectious diseases epidemic threats and mass gatherings: refocusing global attention on the continuing spread of the Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). BMC Medicine, 14, 132. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0686-3) (PMID:27604081) (PMCID:PMC5015245)

Sigfrid, L. et al. (2021) Long Covid in adults discharged from UK hospitals after Covid-19: a prospective, multicentre cohort study using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol. Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 8, 100186. (doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100186) (PMID:34386785) (PMCID:PMC8343377)

Becher, G. and Burden, A.D. (2021) Psoriasis, COVID-19 and shielding. British Journal of Dermatology, 185(1), pp. 7-8. (doi: 10.1111/bjd.20055) (PMID:33951179) (PMCID:PMC8239873)

Memish, Z. A. et al. (2014) Human infection with MERS coronavirus after exposure to infected camels, Saudi Arabia, 2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(6), pp. 1012-1015. (doi: 10.3201/eid2006.140402) (PMID:24857749) (PMCID:PMC4036761)

MacLean, O. A. , Lytras, S., Weaver, S., Singer, J. B., Boni, M. F., Lemey, P., Kosakovsky Pond, S. L. and Robertson, D. L. (2021) Natural selection in the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in bats created a generalist virus and highly capable human pathogen. PLoS Biology, 19(3), e3001115. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001115) (PMID:33711012) (PMCID:PMC7990310)

Mehta, P., Porter, J. C., Manson, J. J., Isaacs, J. D., Openshaw, P. J.M., McInnes, I. B. , Summers, C. and Chambers, R. C. (2020) Therapeutic blockade of granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor in COVID-19-associated hyperinflammation: challenges and opportunities. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8(8), pp. 822-830. (doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30267-8) (PMID:32559419)

Lutalo, T. et al. (2021) Evaluation of the performance of 25 SARS-CoV-2 serological rapid diagnostic tests using a reference panel of plasma specimens at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, (doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.09.020) (PMID:34536612) (PMCID:PMC8442260) (In Press)

Sigfrid, L. et al. (2021) What is the recovery rate and risk of long-term consequences following a diagnosis of COVID-19? A harmonised, global longitudinal observational study protocol. BMJ Open, 11(3), e043887. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043887) (PMID:33692181) (PMCID:PMC7948153)

Carson, G. and Long Covid Forum Group, (2021) Research priorities for Long Covid: refined through an international multi-stakeholder forum. BMC Medicine, 19(1), 84. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-021-01947-0) (PMID:33785027) (PMCID:PMC8009733)

Cotten, M. et al. (2013) Transmission and evolution of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia: a descriptive genomic study. Lancet, 382(9909), pp. 1993-2002. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61887-5) (PMID:24055451) (PMCID:PMC3898949)

Morton, B. et al. (2021) Distinct clinical and immunological profiles of patients with evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature Communications, 12, 3554. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23267-w) (PMID:34117221) (PMCID:PMC8196064)

Bugembe, D. L. et al. (2020) Main routes of entry and genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2, Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(10), pp. 2411-2415. (doi: 10.3201/eid2610.202575) (PMID:32614767) (PMCID:PMC7510740)

Da Silva Filipe, A. et al. (2021) Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 from mainland Europe into Scotland. Nature Microbiology, 6(1), pp. 112-122. (doi: 10.1038/s41564-020-00838-z) (PMID:33349681)

Rihn, S. J. et al. (2021) A plasmid DNA-launched SARS-CoV-2 reverse genetics system and coronavirus toolkit for COVID-19 research. PLoS Biology, 19(2), e3001091. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001091) (PMID:33630831) (PMCID:PMC7906417)

Voysey, M. et al. (2021) Safety and efficacy of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (AZD1222) against SARS-CoV-2: an interim analysis of four randomised controlled trials in Brazil, South Africa, and the UK. Lancet, 397(10269), pp. 99-111. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32661-1) (PMID:33306989) (PMCID:PMC7723445)

Hosie, M. J. et al. (2021) Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory samples from cats in the UK associated with human-to-cat transmission. Veterinary Record, 188(8), e247. (doi: 10.1002/vetr.247) (PMID:33890314) (PMCID:PMC8251078)

Dee, K., Goldfarb, D. M., Haney, J., Amat, J. A.R., Herder, V., Stewart, M., Szemiel, A. M., Baguelin, M. and Murcia, P. R. (2021) Human rhinovirus infection blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication within the respiratory epithelium: implications for COVID-19 epidemiology. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 224(1), pp. 31-38. (doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiab147) (PMID:33754149) (PMCID:PMC8083659)

Osmanov, I. M. et al. (2021) Risk factors for long covid in previously hospitalised children using the ISARIC Global follow-up protocol: A prospective cohort study. European Respiratory Journal, (doi: 10.1183/13993003.01341-2021) (PMID:34210789) (Early Online Publication)

Alm, E. et al. (2020) Geographical and temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2 clades in the WHO European Region, January to June 2020. Eurosurveillance, 25(32), 2001410. (doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.32.2001410) (PMID:32794443) (PMCID:PMC7427299)

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