Information about pandemic dynamics is crucial to understand the potential impacts on populations, design mitigation strategies and evaluate the efficacy of their implementation. Centralization, standardization and harmonization of data are critical to enable comparisons of the demographic impact of COVID-19 which take into account differences in the age and sex compositions of confirmed infections and deaths. The international data landscape must keep pace with the global march of the pandemic, and researchers must work to triangulate the available data to create comparable measures to monitor and predict its demographic impacts.


Copyright © The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Epidemiological Association. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite as

Riffe, T., Acosta, E. & team, T. 2021, 'Data Resource Profile: COVerAGE-DB: a global demographic database of COVID-19 cases and deaths', International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(2), pp. 390-390. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab027

Downloadable citations

Download HTML citationHTML Download BIB citationBIB Download RIS citationRIS
Last updated: 18 March 2024
Was this page helpful?