COVID-19 Research Working Group

Leading Coronavirus Research


California COVID-19 Traffic Report Finds Silver Lining

April 16, 2020
Crashes and Traffic Are Down by Half, Saving State $40 Million Per Day During Shelter-In-Place

Traffic accidents and crash-related injuries and deaths were reduced by half during the first three weeks of California’s shelter-in-place order, which began March 20. The reductions save the state an estimated $40 million per day — about $1 billion over the time period — according to an updated special report released this week from the Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Davis.

‘Sick Posts’ on Social Media Help Early Tracking of COVID-19

April 16, 2020
Study of Weibo Posts in China Finds Social Media Surveillance Could Help Forecast Outbreaks

Tracking social media “sick posts” could give public health officials a head start on identifying and responding to emerging disease outbreaks, researchers at the University of California, Davis, suggest in a new working paper.

Spring Quarter Snapshot: Research Town Halls Fill Up, Virtually

April 16, 2020

The hot-ticket event for campus a few Fridays ago turned out to be a virtual town hall hosted by the School of Medicine and the Office of Research. Within a minute of launching the Zoom meeting, attendance hit the capacity of 300, surprising the organizers.