The Rosseta Consortium is a group of public health experts from 21 countries dedicated to supporting the World Health Organization in all matters related to training. The Consortium is led by Transmissible BV (Netherlands). On the Ides of March 2020, Rosseta decided to share observations from the Coronavirus Pandemic, discuss their interpretation in the light of relevant public health action. We plan to do that real-time, thus creating a living log of lessons to be learned for future reference.
This initiative is a private initiative of all dedicated experts; it does not represent the views or opinions of any organization or employer that they are connected with.
You can search this Wiki by using the search bar in the right upper corner, or you can browse the taxonomy page that tries to tie everything together.
Purpose of this Wiki
In Rosseta, we are all engaged in teaching public health. And every crisis presents lessons. Only, during the crisis, there is hardly any time (or structure) to document these lessons. The aim of this initiative is to allow our members access to a structure to document and share observations around COVID19 on a voluntary basis.
This is a platform to systematically document observations, analysis and consequences for current COVID19 public health response and future learning
Since it is a WIKI, there is never information lost. Each change is created on a new page, and you can always go back to the history of a page. This is why a table with current control strategies of countries is interesting because you can always “travel back in time” to see how things have changed.
Structure of the Wiki
The topics of this wiki are organized around intervention perspectives along the entire transmission chain of the SARS-Coronavirus2. This means that we have topics around the reservoir, around sources, and transmission routes, as part of the transmission chain in the external world. Next, we have topics around our immune system (generic barriers, specific response, passive and active immunization), as well as factors influencing the pathogenesis (impact of co-morbidities, genetic makeup, age, gender).
Each of these topics will have an impact on our ability to create interventions to stop transmission or to reduce risk of severe disease. And in each of these topics, we will start with a limited amount of evidence, that grows day by day. In order to keep track of (and organize) the exponentially growing body of evidence, this Wiki may help. And YOU may help!
Structure of each topic
Each topic will have the same structure:
- What is currently known about the topic?
- What are current, relevant observations?
- How should we interpret these observations?
- What are the consequences (for action) of our interpretations?
In the first section ('what is currently known') we should only put evidence that is backed up by several different peer-reviewed publications (at least 3), including what this means for current interventions. In the second section ('current, relevant observations') we can add our own observations, or single publications, not further supported by other evidence) In the third section ('interpretation') we may share our opinion on what the observation means In the last section ('consequences'), we add our recommendation (could be further studies, could be further analysis, could be specific interventions). This could include a summary of key questions (the known-unknowns) that need to be answered with priority.
As new evidence comes in, we will need to change each page accordingly, hopefully moving more evidence in the 'what is currently known' section.
What are key information resources?
The Rosseta Network uses public information from international organisations such as the World Health Organization, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), PromedMail, websites of National Ministries of Health and National Health Institutes, scientific literature search engines such as PubMed and the following specific literature repositories:
- OXFORD COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TRACKER
- Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service
- Knowledge Center for Diabetes: Coronavirus Research Articles (COVID-19)
Help in using this Wiki
Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.