Welcome to the first video instalment on our shiny new Instagram account! 


In this series we’ll be talking all things coronavirus, including continuous informative posts on the epidemiological evolution of the pandemic, the influential factors associated with vulnerabilities, and the mitigating actions and policies we’ve seen enforced globally. 


While this is all information you’ve likely encountered before, to kick things off, we’re going back to the basics of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a solid foundation for the content to come! Here you’ll find some information on what the novel coronavirus is, where it came from, and how it’s transmitted. 




References (APA 6th Edition):

Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Protection. (2020). The epidemiological characteristics of an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus diseases - china 2020. Retrieved 14th April 2020, from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32064853

Huaiyu, T. (2020). 2019-nCOV: New Challenges of Coronavirus. Chinese Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2020, 54(00). Retrieved 14th April 2020, from: http://rs.yiigle.com/yufabiao/1179575.htm


Huang, c., Wang, Y., Li, X., Ren, L., Zhao, J., Hu, Y., Zhang, L., Fan, G., Xu, J., Gu, X., Cheng, Z., Yu, T., Xia, J., Wei, Y., Wu, W., Xie, X., Yin, W., Li, H., Liu, M., Xiao, Y., Gao, H., Guo, L., Xie, J., Wang, G., Jiang, R., Gao, Z., Jin, W., Wang, J., Cao, B. (2020). Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The Lancet. Retrieved 14th April 2020, from https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30183-5/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR2YoQyIszYkDSTs9PM1cFkq6Er6IEK53VATMWlr3vkQZXLLApiVAypLARU#seccestitle180


Lyons & Mitchell. (2020). How did coronavirus start? Where did bats get the virus from and how did it spread to humans?. Retrieved 20th April 2020, from: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-04-09/how-did-coronavirus-start-where-did-bats-get-covid-19-from/12132312


World Health Organisation (2019). Pneumonia. Retrieved 21st April 2020, from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/pneumonia


World Health Organisation a. (2019). Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. Retrieved 20th April 2020, from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-(mers-cov)


World Health Organisation. (2020). SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Retrieved 20th April 2020, from: https://www.who.int/ith/diseases/sars/en/


World Health Organisation a. (2020). Coronavirus. Retrieved 21st April 2020, from: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1


World Health Organisation b. (2020). Q & A on Coronavirus. Retrieved 20th April 2020, from: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses#:~:text=symptoms


Fair use in keeping with Google publishing advice: 

The embedded video compilation combines short excerpts from different factual source materials in reference to COVID-19 pandemic evolution. This compilation creates emphasis on the content topic for non-profit educational purposes, differing from the purpose of the source material, and can be considered fair use.


Video Clip References (APA 6th Edition):

CNA Asia (Producer). (2020, 9th January). China Says Pneumonia Outbreak Due to New Coronavirus. [Video File]. Retrieved 14th April 2020, from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrXBTJUESw

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