References for COVID-19: Alexandra Hall, MD
This is a collection of references from Alexandra Hall's compilation of resources that supported her document below. The disclaimers help position these findings. Disclaimer 1: I am a family physician who has worked in college health specifically for over a dozen years. I have also been teaching undergraduates as a lecturer for the past 8 years. I have a particular interest in epidemiology and public health as a hobby and of course am very interested in Covid. The following statements are how I answer commonly asked questions and are based on my training, clinical experience, and close reading of the current scientific literature. I am NOT on my campus planning committee and do not speak on behalf of any organization; I speak only as an individual who is a physician, educator, and science nerd. I am continually adding references, which are listed according to topic at the end of this document. Alexandra Hall MD. Disclaimer 2: This document is targeted to the non-clinical college/university classroom experience only. Although the underlying science is of course the same, risks and strategies for housing, dining, recreation, and other aspects of campus and community life are beyond the scope of this document. Additionally, operations at a K-12 level are also a different matter with their own unique considerations, as are health professions training programs. They are not addressed here. Disclaimer 3: This document does not discuss the illness caused by SARS-COV-2, known as Covid-19. I do not in any way mean to downplay the potential severity and complexity of that illness, but the purpose of this document is to focus on what we know about transmission, the current medical/public health response to potential and confirmed cases, and how these could be expected to impact classroom operations.