Covid-19 Research Pandemic research and outreach

The EPI has been involved in research and outreach focused on COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Explore how our members have uncovered important aspects surrounding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 by observing public health effects, predicting disease spread, analyzing vaccine efficacy and more.

Meta-Analysis Graphs

Covid-19 Vaccine Efficacy Estimates

Researchers can measure how effective a vaccine is at preventing disease by following vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in clinical trials or observational studies. By comparing the incidence of infections in vaccinated and unvaccinated groups, researchers can estimate what’s known as vaccine efficacy. This term describes the reduction of disease in a vaccinated group of people compared to an unvaccinated group, if all other conditions remain the same. A large reduction of disease in a vaccinated group, when compared to an unvaccinated group, equates to a highly effective vaccine.

Scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.

COVID-19 Publications

Covid-19 Models

Covid-19 Sequence Analyses

Covid-19 Stories