Although at the beginning it may have seemed easily passable, COVID-19 has significantly impacted our daily lives, and almost every industry has been affected since when it hit the whole world.
Drastic changes have taken place within the education sector due to the virus, causing, among others, many implications in the teaching process, Erudera.com reports.
As there are a bunch of things that remain unknown about COVID-19, including its source, experts at many universities and colleges across the world have gathered to find more about the virus, which has already taken millions of lives.
According to a New York Times database, the number of deaths worldwide caused by Coronavirus has exceeded 3 million on Saturday.
There are numerous studies carried out by several internationally well-known universities, several vaccines have been developed, and many countries of the world have already started mass vaccination campaigns.
A total of 217,432 publications and 1,068,470 citations have already been published, and Erudera.com has prepared a list with universities that carried out research about COVID-19.
1. Harvard University
Harvard University tops the list of universities researching COVID-19 until March 2021, as during this period of time, it has been working on thousands of studies.
In an effort to discover more about the invisible virus, the university has carried out a total of 2,216 scientific pieces of research. In addition, a group of Harvard University researchers has found that an increase of 1ug/m3 in average PM2.5 exposure caused the immortality rate of COVID-19 to rise by 11 percent.
2. Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Just behind Harvard stands the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, with a total of 1,240 study publications related to COVID-19. The university is located in Wuhan, China, which is reported to be the center of the outbreak of the deadly virus. Regarding the origins of the virus, many scientists have been working with the Chinese city of Wuhan during the past year.
3. University of Oxford
One of the best universities in the world, the University of Oxford has worked in 1,131 publications about COVID-19. Oxford University’s oncologists, along with their colleagues from the University of Leeds, the University of Birmingham, have launched the world’s first cancer Coronavirus registry.
Furthermore, scientists from the University of Oxford have also created rapid testing technology, developed especially for COVID-19. The University of Oxford has also collaborated with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca to develop and test the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 or AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine.
4. Boston Children’s Hospital
Fourth on our list is the Boston Children’s Hospital with 1127 COVID-19 publications. Located in Boston, Boston Children’s Hospital is focused on improving and advancing the well-being of children worldwide.
Most recently, 1,695 patients younger than 21 years with COVID-19 were studied by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital placed at 61 hospitals, and the study found out that 36 percent of them had MIS-C, from March 15 to December 15, 2020., whereas 22 percent of patients at 52 hospitals needed neurologic involvement.
5. Johns Hopkins University
The private research university in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, has worked in 1,029 COVID-19 types of research, including: “An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real-time” “The Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application,” and more.
Amongst others, researchers at Johns Hopkins have collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania for a new study which has used computer modeling, suggesting that eviction bans authorized during pandemic have reduced the infection, protecting this way the entire community from spreading infection.
6. University of Toronto
Sixth on the list is the University of Toronto, which has so far worked on 975 studies in total. Earlier, it was reported that two researchers from the University of Toronto would receive federal funding to help the country advance its capacity to deal with health emergencies such as COVID-19 through the Emerging Infectious Diseases Modelling Initiative.
7. University College London
University College London has carried out a total of 970 COVID-19 publications. The latter has also joined a national move coordinated by the University of Cambridge to analyze the genetic code of COVID-19, which has gathered the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Public Health Agencies, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, universities across the country, and provided them with a tool to fight the virus.
8. Stanford University
Stanford University has completed 884 publications related to COVID-19. Back in October, Stanford Medicine scientists notified about the Community Alliance to Test Coronavirus at Home (CATCH), which they said would help in researching where and how the virus is spreading in order to assist in particular those communities which do not have access to the traditional testing.
9. University of Pennsylvania
The university has carried 853 various publications about COVID-19. University’s researchers have collaborated with researchers from other universities, most recently with Johns Hopkins University researchers.
10. Yale University
Yale University has already published 832 research papers regarding the disease. Moreover, a large study carried out by Yale University on the safety of child care during COVID-19 found out that there is no association between childcare and Coronavirus spread.