How LongITools researchers have contributed to COVID-19 research

The LongITools project started in January 2020, the same month as official cases of COVID-19 first hit European countries. None of us knew what was coming but it quickly became apparent that some of our researchers would need to redirect their focus.

Over the course of the pandemic, a few of our team members have been involved in valuable research about COVID-19. Listed below are several publications related to this research:

Eales O., de Oliveira Martins L., Page, A.J., Bodinier B., Chadeau-Hyam M. et al. Dynamics of competing SARS-CoV-2 variants during the Omicron epidemic in England. Nat Commun 13, 4375 (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32096-4

Elliott P., Bodinier B., Eales O., Chadeau-Hyam M. et al. Science, Feb 2022,  375(6587): 1406-1411. Rapid increase in Omicron infections in England during December 2021: REACT-1 study. doi: 10.1126/science.abn8347

N, Tang D., Bodinier B., Wang H., Chadeau-Hyam M. et al. Twin peaks: The Omicron SARS-CoV-2 BA.1 and BA.2 epidemics in England. Science, Jun 2022, 376(6600): eabq4411. doi: 10.1126/science.abq4411.

Elliott P., Eales O., Bodinier B, Chadeau-Hyam M., Donnelly C.A. et al. Dynamics of a national Omicron SARS-CoV-2 epidemic during January 2022 in England. Nat Commun. Aug 2022, 3;13(1):4500. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32121-6.

Chadeau-Hyam M., Tang D, Eales O, Bodinier B. et al. Omicron SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in England during February 2022: A series of cross-sectional community surveys. Lancet Reg Health Eur. Oct 2022, 21:100462. doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2022.100462.

Elliott, J., Bodinier, B., Whitaker, M., Vermeulen R., Chadeau-Hyam M. at al. COVID-19 mortality in the UK Biobank cohort: revisiting and evaluating risk factors. Eur J Epidemiol 36, 299–309 (2021). doi: 10.1007/s10654-021-00722-y

Chadeau-Hyam M., Bodinier B., Elliott J., Vermeulen R. et al. Risk factors for positive and negative COVID-19 tests: a cautious and in-depth analysis of UK biobank data. International Journal of Epidemiology, Oct 2020, 49(5): 1454–1467. doi:10.1093/ije/dyaa134.

Matthew Whitaker, Joshua Elliott, Barbara Bodinier, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Paul Elliott et al. Variant-specific symptoms of COVID-19 in a study of 1,542,510 adults in England. Nature Communications, 13, 6856 (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-34244-2.