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COVID-19 Research and Information Resource

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The purpose of this guide is to provide a working collection for students and researchers looking to explore resources for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Currently the guide contains links to both SCU licensed and openly accessible research datasets, literature, and resources.

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"First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States"

"An outbreak of unusual respiratory disease, initially dominated by caused by infection by a novel coronavirus. The new virus was initially named 2019-nCov by WHO. On February 11, 2020, WHO renamed the disease as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."

On January 20, 2020, the first case of 2019-nCov was confirmed in the United States. SCU patrons can review the article regarding the "First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States" through the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  


1. Jiang S, Shi Z, Shu Y, et al. A distinct name is needed for the new coronavirus. Lancet. 2020 Feb 19. 

2. Holhue ML, DeBolt C, Lindquist S, et al. First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2020 MAR 5; 382(10): 929-936.