Wikipedia:WikiProject COVID-19

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WikiProject COVID-19
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CategoryWikiProject COVID-19
PortalSARS-CoV-2 (Wikimedia colors).svg COVID-19
Disaster management, Medicine, Viruses
COVID-19/Case Count Task Force, COVID-19/Equipment Task Force, COVID-19/Translation Task Force
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WikiProject COVID-19 is a WikiProject dedicated to Wikipedia's coverage of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us!

The project is an offshoot of WikiProject Disaster management, WikiProject Medicine (including the Pulmonology and Society and medicine task forces), and WikiProject Viruses. Sibling projects include WikiProject AIDS.


As of 19 June 2021, there are 1,918 articles within the scope of WikiProject COVID-19. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, project pages, etcetera, there are 7,650 pages in the project.

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COVID-19 pandemic templates(4 C, 31 P)

{{COVID-19 pandemic}} contains English Wikipedia's main portfolio of articles related to COVID-19 as seen below. For the sidebar used on many articles see {{COVID-19 pandemic sidebar}}


Content assessments are used within the project itself as a quality and importance scale that aid in identifying vital content, while recognizing excellent contributions and pages in need of further work and cleanup.

Recognized contentEdit

An automated listing of the project's recognized content. This includes FA and GA content and nominations alongside articles, images, "In the news", and "Did you know .." content featured on our main page.

As of 19 June 2021, there are 3 featured and 7 good content items within WikiProject COVID-19 scope. This makes up 0.03% of all featured content and 0.02% of all good articles.

Automated reportsEdit

  1. COVID-19 article report : Updates daily at 14:00 UTC. This report contains the previous-days pageview totals for all articles with the COVID-19 topic template. It also provides predicted quality scores for each article (at its latest revision when the report was run). Total count of articles that transclude the template, and the cumulative daily pageviews for those articles are also listed.
  2. Top 1000 report: (updates daily at 15:00 UTC) It provides running traffic counts for the most popular Wikipedia articles within the past 7 days. Many of these articles may be related to COVID-19.
  3. Social media traffic report: (updates daily, at around 15-17:00 UTC) Like the Top 1000 report, many of these articles are related to COVID-19. Given the rise troubling rise in COVID-related conspiracy theories propagated through social media, this report may be especially helpful for monitoring attempts to disrupt Wikipedia or undermine it by inserting disinformation. Feedback welcome on Meta.



Standard practicesEdit

Generally accepted standards that editors should attempt to follow.

Food for thoughtEdit


  • WP:UPSD – a user script to identify a variety of unreliable sources

Current eventsEdit

Current events contains a listing on an automated basis of importance news reports and related articles.


New articlesEdit

Help with assessment process and identify new articles which do not meet the criteria for inclusion and/or to "tag" them for any glaring issues that need attention. Most critical are copyright violations and defamatory material about living persons, followed closely by pages that are deliberately misleading; while identifying editors who seek to exploit our readers for financial gain.

Recent changesEdit

Article alertsEdit

Article Alerts is an automated listing of Deletion talks, Requests for Comments, Featured article candidates, Did you know nominations, etc...related to COVID-19 content that requires your input! See also; Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/COVID-19.

Cleanup listingEdit

clean-up listing for COVID-19the tool's wiki page

The clean-up listing contains articles needing attention - including problems with page layout, spelling, grammar, technical errors, POV, neutrality and sourcing concerns (assuming the cleanup templates were placed correctly).

Most edited articlesEdit

97 edits List of deaths due to COVID-19
76 edits UEFA Euro 2020
47 edits Investigations into the origin of COVID-19
45 edits COVID-19 vaccine
45 edits COVID-19 misinformation
44 edits SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant
39 edits COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland
36 edits Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2021
35 edits COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine
31 edits Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom (2021)

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last three days. Last updated 19 June 2021 by HotArticlesBot.

Task forcesEdit

Task forces allow for the organization and devoted talk pages for various specialized areas of interest.

Team name Mission statement Discussion
Case Count We help maintain COVID-19 stats related to confirmed cases, deaths and recovery counts. See also COVID-19 deaths. talk
Equipment We gather reliable information and inventory or shortages of COVID-19 medical equipment, per countries or territories. See also Raise the line. talk
Translations We bring reliable information related to COVID-19 to as many languages as possible talk
Women in Red We turn red links into blue ones in regards to women's biographies, women's works, and other women's issues related to COVID-19. talk
Joint Support
Wikimedia UK and Wikimedia Medicine joint initiative to help tackle the issues around information reliability on articles. talk
Wikidata We help on the wikidata side. See also wikidata India talk

Project pagesEdit

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WikiProject COVID-19(3 C, 25 P)


Project templates
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{{Portal-inline|Coronavirus disease 2019}} SARS-CoV-2 (Wikimedia colors).svg Coronavirus disease 2019 portal linked pages
{{Portal|Coronavirus disease 2019}} linked pages
Talk page assessment template. See Wikipedia:WikiProject COVID-19/Assessment for more information on parameters.
{{WikiProject COVID-19|class=B|importance=mid|needs-image=|category=no}}
WikiProject COVID-19 (Rated B-class, Mid-importance)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject COVID-19, a project to coordinate efforts to improve all COVID-19-related articles. If you would like to help, you are invited to join and to participate in project discussions.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
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{{User WikiProject COVID-19}}
SARS-CoV-2 (Wikimedia colors).svgThis user is a member of WikiProject COVID-19.
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{{User suffers COVID-19}}
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{{User COVID-19}}
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{{User COVID-19 more}}
SARS-CoV-2 without background.pngThis user survived a
COVID-19 infection but continues to suffer health problems from it.
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{{User COVID-19 vaccine}}
Nuvola apps korganizer.svgThis user has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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{{User COVID-19 vaccine|first-dose=yes}}
Nuvola apps korganizer.svgThis user has received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
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Barnstars to thanks and recognize anyone who has made significant contributions to Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the Coronavirus disease 2019.
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Project navigation
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Peer review This user is a member of WikiProject COVID-19, a WikiProject which aims to expand coverage of COVID-19 on Wikipedia. Please feel free to join us.
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Sanctions and consensus noticesEdit


Pages relating to the coronavirus are currently subject to active community-authorised discretionary sanctions. In general, editors who repeatedly or seriously fail to edit in accordance with the purpose of Wikipedia, the expected standards of behaviour, or any normal editorial process may be sanctioned by any uninvolved administrator.

Alerting editors
To alert editors of this community sanction in effect please use:
Talk page notice
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Edit notice
{{COVID19 DS editnotice}}



A template that can be used on talk pages to alert editors that consensus has been formed on certain points of interest related to all COVID-19 articles.

{{Current COVID-19 Project Consensus}}


Anyone may join, including YOU!

Internal coverage of Wikipedia's effortsEdit

Message to users about COVID-19 from Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation


The SignpostEdit

Wikimedia New York City symposiumEdit

Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19

The symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19 hosted by Wikimedia New York City on May 9 answered questions the public and press may have about Wikipedia's coverage of the pandemic. Featured speakers included User:Netha Hussain, User:Another Believer, User:TMorata, and User:Bluerasberry.

External linksEdit

Academic researchEdit

  • Google scholar search - COVID-19 - Coronavirus disease 2019
  • COVID-19 Digital Observatory: a project that aims to collect, aggregate, distribute, and document public social data from digital communication platforms in relation to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. The primary goal is to build on existing data collection efforts to make data analysis possible by a wider range of social, health, and computational scientists. The project is being coordinated by the Community Data Science Collective and Pushshift.
  • COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative is a clearing house for genetic research; containing hundreds of registered studies.


  • Shailendra K. Saxena (29 April 2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapeutics. Springer Singapore. ISBN 9789811548147.
  • Group of Authors (30 July 2020). Proceedings of VIAC2020 - COVID-19. Czech Institute of Academic Education. ISBN 978-80-88203-18-6.

Media coverage of Wikipedia's effortsEdit

Wikimedia sister projectsEdit

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:






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