Updated: June 1, 2020 – 8:53 AM CT
Below is a list of several resources to assist the research community throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. AMP promises to update and expand this information regularly. We invite you to bookmark this page for future use.
Regular COVID-19 Updates and Breaking News
Americans for Medical Progress has launched a blog to provide regular updates on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on research facilities and the country’s health care system.
Want to Receive Regular Email Updates from Americans for Medical Progress?
We’ve transformed our weekly newsletter AMPNews to promptly inform the research community about new COVID-19 resources, information and trends. We plan to send out new issues each Tuesday, along with additional issues when significant new details surface. The intended audiences are institutional communications staff, scientists, research administration, animal care staff and security personnel. Send us an email if you are interested in subscribing.
AMP’s Frequently Asked Questions Webpages
Americans for Medical Progress has created two frequently asked questions webpages about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the research community. We also seek to provide helpful communications advice to biomedical organizations.
This public webpage contains information for general audiences. It explains how the research community is responding to the outbreak. It also addresses the impacts on research projects, scientists, animal care staff and research animals. Health research institutions are invited to link to this page from their own websites to help inform the public. The webpage will be expanded regularly as new questions and information arises.
Americans for Medical Progress has also launched this separate webpage to address questions being faced by the research community. This page is password protected. Contact Jim Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about obtaining access.
The following pages can be used to track the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide along with total fatalities and recoveries.
COVID-19 Impact Projections
COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines Under Development
General COVID-19 Information
General COVID-19 Information for Physicians and Researchers
General COVID-19 Information for Veterinarians and Animal Care Personnel
Advice for Dealing With the Emotional Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Daily News Updates
COVID-19 Photo library
In order to assist research organizations with their internal and external COVID-19 communications, AMP has created a library of free coronavirus-related images that do not require attribution or photo credits.
The library includes images of the coronavirus itself and also photos of PPE, social distancing, outbreak monitoring, handwashing, etc.
COVID-19 Video library
AMP has created a video library to help research organizations educate the public about COVID-19 and the important role of animal studies in identifying new treatments and vaccines.
COVID-19 Messaging Database for Research Organizations
Americans for Medical Progress has created an expanding database of internal and external messages that institutions are welcome to adapt and use when communicating on a variety of coronavirus-related issues. If you would like to request access, simply email us. Note: This resource was specifically created for communications professionals along with research and animal care leadership. We will add additional messaging to the database as new issues arise. If there’s a topic area where your institution could use some communications assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Custom Come See Our World Video Conference Backgrounds
Americans for Medical Progress has created several custom background images for videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom. All the photos in these backgrounds come from AMP’s Come See Our World website. Come See Our World serves as an online database of images that accurately demonstrate the excellent care research animals receive.
Select COVID-19 News Coverage Highlighting the Critical Role of Animals in Identifying Treatments and Developing a Vaccine
Stories from the past week:
June 1, 2020
May 31, 2020
The Cavalier Daily: University doctors use previous research to spearhead coronavirus vaccination
May 28, 2020
Scientific American: COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Search for Antibodies That ‘First Do No Harm’
May 27, 2020
Speaking of Research: A small number of monkeys could help millions of people: Coronavirus vaccine testing
Science Daily: Mouse model mimics SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans
May 26, 2020
Medical Express: Coronavirus: why we’re using llamas to help fight the pandemic
The Morning Journal (Ohio): Six COVID-19 Research Projects Launched by Cincinnati Children’s
May 25, 2020
Minneapolis Star Tribune: US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia
The Globe and Mail (Canada) : Canadian coronavirus vaccine candidate delivers promising results in animal tests
May 23, 2020
Medical News Today: Why we need more research on animal infection with the new coronavirus
May 22, 2020
The Australian: The race around the world for an effective coronavirus vaccine
Minneapolis Star Tribune: What scientists are learning to try to be ready for what’s after COVID-19
May 21, 2020
NIH Director’s Blog: Enlisting Monoclonal Antibodies in the Fight Against COVID-19
New England Journal of Medicine: Developing Covid-19 Vaccines at Pandemic Speed
GEN & Biotechnology News: Expediting COVID-19 Research
May 20, 2020
TuftsNow: Searching for Ways to Defeat COVID-19
May 19, 2020
The Telegram & Gazette (Central Massachusetts): COVID-19 from humans to animals ‘highly unlikely,’ study at Tufts finds
May 18, 2020
New York Times: Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results