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Current consensus[edit]

NOTE: The following is a list of material maintained on grounds that it represents current consensus for the articles under the scope of this project. In accordance with Wikipedia:General sanctions/Coronavirus disease 2019, ("prohibitions on the addition or removal of certain content except when consensus for the edit exists") changes of the material listed below in this article must be discussed first, and repeated offenses against established consensus may result in administrative action. It is recommended to link to this list in your edit summary when reverting, as [[Wikipedia talk:WikiProject COVID-19#Current consensus]], item [n]. To ensure you are viewing the current list, you may wish to purge this page.

  1. There is no consensus about whether to use Template:Current at the top of articles covered by this project. The de facto practice has been to include them for less-trafficked articles but not for the most heavily trafficked ones. March 2020 Superseded by TfD October 2020 and later practice - consult regular {{Current}} guidance.
  2. Refrain from using Worldometer ( as a source due to common errors being observed as noted on the Case Count Task Force common errors page. (April 2020, April 2020)
  3. For infoboxes on the main articles of countries, use Wuhan, Hubei, China for the origin parameter. (March 2020)
  4. "Social distancing" is generally preferred over "physical distancing". (April 2020, May 2020)
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  1. Coronavirus disease 2019 is the full name of the disease and should be used for the main article. COVID-19 (full caps) is preferable in the body of all articles, and in the title of all other articles/category pages/etc.(March 2020, RM April 2020, including the main article itself (RM March 2021).
  2. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is the full name of the virus and should be used for the main article. SARS-CoV-2 (exact capitalisation and punctuation) is preferable in the body of all articles, and in the title of all other articles/category pages/etc. (April 2020)
  1. There is no consensus about which color schemes to use, but they should be consistent within articles as much as possible. There is agreement that there should be six levels of shading, plus gray   for areas with no instances or no data. (May 2020)
  2. There is no consensus about whether the legend, the date, and other elements should appear in the map image itself. (May 2020)
  3. For map legends, ranges should use fixed round numbers (as opposed to updating dynamically). There is no consensus on what base population to use for per capita maps. (May 2020)


Greece is not out of lockdown, but it's not true. There is a total lockdown since 07.11.2020, movement only with a permit only, curfew, closed restaurants and etc. Take a look please: and:

Requested move at Talk:COVID-19 lockdown in Italy#Requested move 7 October 2021[edit]


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:COVID-19 lockdown in Italy#Requested move 7 October 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. VR talk 03:22, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Vaccine passports during the COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

Vaccine passports during the COVID-19 pandemic is a controversial subject and it would be always good to have other eyes on it. CaffeinAddict (talk) 16:54, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Include list of Vaccine passport apps by country or province? ... 0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 20:01, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

WikiProject Current Events Long COVID-19 Article List[edit]

As part of a restructuring of the Current Events WikiProject, a very long list of every COVID-19 article is being constructed since every COVID-19 related article is a current event. Please feel free to help expand the list being created. Elijahandskip (talk) 17:46, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

Seven days incidence[edit]

Seven days incidence is now available as changetype "w" in medical cases chart module. I'd prefer it to absolute or precentage type as depicting the current epidemic situation much better and making for comparabilty between countries charts. Please consider changetype "w" for all national uses of the medical cases chart module. -- Kohraa Mondel (talk) 19:48, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Dr. Vin Gupta/NBC & MSNBC Medical Analyst AfC[edit]

Dear Members of the WikiProject COVID-19 section,

Im hopeful you'd be willing to provide an additional review for a new AfC for Dr. Vin Gupta, NBC News's prominent COVID-19 medical analyst, who's been on national media platforms speaking about this virus hundreds of times at this point. I created an AfC to address a key gap on wikipedia, since "Dr. Vin Gupta wikipedia" is a frequent search engine query when you type his name and viewers should be aware of his background, given his reach.

Thank you in advance. Link here:

Caroline — Preceding unsigned comment added by Caroline grossman23 (talkcontribs) 21:16, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

@Caroline grossman23. Hey there. I'll take a look if you reply here with links to the three best sources. WP:GNG passing sources need to have several paragraphs speaking about Gupta biographically and in detail, and need to be reliable sources such as newspapers or books. Passing mentions, or being primary about a topic rather than primary about Gupta will probably not be sufficient. Thanks. –Novem Linguae (talk) 21:42, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
@Novem Linguae. Absolutely. Thank you.

Top three sources: 1. Seattle Times Profile in 2020: 2. Stat News Profile in 2021: 3. CNBC profile:

Several other top ones highlighting him on NPR, Washington Post, NBC, MSNBC, etc but too many to include -- cited many of them in the piece itself. Thanks again! Should note that I also included briefer mentions of Gupta in Politico and other sources as being shortlisted for Biden's Surgeon General on the back of his covid-related commentary -- which only adds to his notability.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Caroline grossman23 (talkcontribs) 00:18, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

  • From a quick check the guy seems notable and refreshingly free of COVID controversies. For me the only question is whether Caroline grossman23 has a WP:COI to declare. Alexbrn (talk) 06:25, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
@Caroline grossman23. It's close but not a clear WP:GNG pass. Better leave it in the queue and let one of our experts that work the back of the queue take a look. Specifically, source #1 is probably a pass but could be argued it has too many quotes so not independent. Source #2 was paywalled so I couldn't evaluate it, but looks promising. Source #3 may not meet the WP:SIGCOV threshold because it talks so much about Amazon and not about Gupta specifically, and I also have concerns about it not going in depth enough about him, just stating some easily googled facts about him. –Novem Linguae (talk) 06:29, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

"COVID-19 pandemic" "exposure notification" OR "contact tracing"[edit]

Taxonomy? :

0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 19:59, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Omicron variant[edit]

The article SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant has just been created. Any help in improving it would be greatly appreciated. -- The Anome (talk) 18:45, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Request for updating COVID-19 related article[edit]

The article Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, which is within the scope of this project, hasn't been updated with new absolute figures for the USA since early July, 2020, nor are there any updates on the "suspected" cases outside of the USA much more up to date or, as regards the article, were ever followed up on whether those "suspected" cases outside of the USA could be confirmed. Close to 350 confirmed cases were *RANDOMLY* (as opposed to the systematic mass-screenings done for acute infection with COVID-19) found in the USA within the course of only two months in spring, 2020, and then the article just pretty much stopped counting in early July, 2020.

Also, all those figures are buried way deep in the article, where nobody would even suspect them, and the only figure named prominently in the article is the low risk of dying from MIS-C immediately, although the condition itself causes more than enough suffering and intensive care even if they don't immediately die from it. --2003:EF:1704:7257:A562:1B77:6B93:20CE (talk) 08:13, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

New identifiers for virus clades[edit]

I have found some new identifiers for SARS-CoV-2 variants here: The GISAID clade identifier for Omicron is GR/484A, and the Nextstrain clade identifier is 21K.

I have now created the property proposals Wikidata:Property proposal/GISAID identifier and Wikidata:Property proposal/Nextstrain identifier on Wikidata, to contain this information on the Wikidata entities for this and other relevant articles. If anyone would like to join the conversation there, that would be very helpful. -- The Anome (talk) 10:08, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Strains template[edit]

Can we have a template for COVID-19 strains? Or is it already covered in an existing template? Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 05:35, 28 November 2021 (UTC)