COVID-19 Resources

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.

The blog can be accessed at this link.

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 to inquire about obtaining access.

Note: We are restricting access to this page to institutional communications professionals, research and animal care leadership. Please contact us if you have questions.

Outbreak Tracking

The following pages can be used to track the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide along with total fatalities and recoveries.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

COVID-19 United States Cases by County – Johns Hopkins University

Microsoft Bing COVID-19 Tracker

The COVID Tracking Project – Most Recent Data

New England Complex Systems Institute:

The Weather Channel: Local Coronavirus Information for Your Region, Safety Updates, News

COVID Near You Symptoms Tracker Developed by Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School 

COVID-19 Impact Projections

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation – COVID-19 Projections

COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines Under Development

European Animal Research Association – Global Overview of How Animals Are Helping in COVID-19 Research

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society – COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

General COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – How Coronavirus Spreads

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Coronavirus Information

World Health Organization – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

Food and Drug Administration – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Infectious Disease Society of America – COVID-19: Resource Center

Vox – Coronavirus Pandemic Glossary

Federal Emergency Management Agency – Coronavirus Rumor Control

General COVID-19 Information for Physicians and Researchers

American Medical Association – COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians

New England Journal of Medicine – COVID-19 Coverage (Free access)

COVID-19 News and Resources – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Imperial College of London  – COVID-19 Reports

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

Society for Neuroscience – COVID-19 Resources

The Association of Biosafety and Biosecurity – SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 TOOLBOX

General COVID-19 Information for Veterinarians and Animal Care Personnel

American Veterinary Medical Association – COVID-19 Resources

Advice for Dealing With the Emotional Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

National Alliance on Mental Illness – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Managing Anxiety & Stress

World Economic Forum article – Experts explain how to manage mental wellbeing during COVID-19

Daily News Updates

New York Times Coverage of the Coronavirus Outbreak (Free access)

Washington Post Coverage of the Coronavirus Outbreak (Free access)

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. 

Sample Images:

Link to COVID-19 Photo Library

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.

Link to COVID-19 Video library

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. 





Link to AMP Video Conference Backgrounds Library

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

Science Alert: Scientists Find a Way to Infect Mice With Coronavirus. Here’s Why That’s So Important

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’

AVMA: Researchers look at role of pets in COVID-19 transmission COVID-19 Is A Respiratory Disease. So Why Is It Affecting Patients’ Hearts And Brains?

Inlander: WSU is testing animals for COVID-19 to learn more about how the virus moves between species

KDKA TV: University Of Pittsburgh Researcher Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Take Until Early Next Year

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

Sky News: Coronavirus: Thailand trialling COVID-19 vaccine on monkeys

May 25, 2020

East Oregonian: Oregon primate study gives hope for post-infection immunity to COVID-19

VOA News: Thailand Enters Global Race for Vaccine With Trials on Monkeys

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

STAT: ‘It’s something I have never seen’: How the Covid-19 virus hijacks cells

NIH Director’s Blog: Enlisting Monoclonal Antibodies in the Fight Against COVID-19

Fierce Biotech: Harvard animal studies suggest COVID-19 protection can come from previous infection or DNA vaccine

New England Journal of Medicine: Developing Covid-19 Vaccines at Pandemic Speed

Firstpost: Harvard studies show DNA vaccines provide partial immunity and antibodies prevent reinfection

GEN & Biotechnology News: Expediting COVID-19 Research

CBS News: Monkey trials show promising COVID-19 vaccine results

May 20, 2020

US News: Inovio Says COVID-19 Vaccine Produces Antibodies in Mice, Guinea Pigs

TuftsNow: Searching for Ways to Defeat COVID-19

May 19, 2020

KTVT TV: Finding A Cure: Texas Research Lab Confirms Drug Blocks Coronavirus In Human Cells

The Telegram & Gazette (Central Massachusetts): COVID-19 from humans to animals ‘highly unlikely,’ study at Tufts finds

May 18, 2020

WVUE TV: Tulane scientists discuss ongoing coronavirus research including plans to vaccinate animals

STAT: Early data show Moderna Covid-19 vaccine generates immune response

Nature:  Animal source of the coronavirus continues to elude scientists

New York Times: Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results

The Guardian: Five organisations in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

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