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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Science: COVID-19

By Ellen Sexton. How to get authoritative information on science topics. How to find articles, books and more written by scientists.

COVID-19 appeared first in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019.  The disease is caused by a previously unknown coronavirus, which spreads from person to person through the air.  

Data on COVID-19

Organizations & publications providing authoritative information & data on COVID-19

General information on COVID-19

New York City & State

For current news stories about New York City, read The CIty, Gothamist, New York Post, Politico NY (no paywalls) and Amsterdam News (maybe a paywall) , New Yorker magazine (JJ only), Atlantic Monthly (JJ only), and activate your free JJ subscriptions to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. For old news, use Nexis Uni and our other newspaper collections (JJ only).  

Selected notable reports

COVID misinformation

Scientific research on COVID-19

The criminal justice system and COVID-19