COVID-19 Resources

Updated: March 30, 2020, 9:13 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.


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 jim@amprogress.org 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.


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.


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

Microsoft Bing COVID-19 Tracker

New England Complex Systems Institute: endCoronavirus.org

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 Candidate Vaccines Under Development/Evaluation

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society – COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker


Daily News Updates

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

Washington Post Coverage of the Coronavirus Outbreak (Free access)


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


General COVID-19 Information for Physicians

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

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


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


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


Select COVID-19 News Coverage Highlighting the Critical Role of Animals in Identifying Treatments and Developing a Vaccine 

Stories from the past week:

March 30, 2020

GEN News: COVID-19 Reinfection Not a Concern, Monkey Study Suggests

March 28, 2020 

ABC News: Inside a laboratory where the coronavirus is being studied

ABC News: Senior scientist at primate research center explains his role in fighting coronavirus

The Sacramento Bee: UC Davis researchers rushing to develop new treatments to stop coronavirus spread

Forbes: How Colleges Are Stepping Up To Fight COVID-19

March 27, 2020 

The Guardian: It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking’: inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

March 26, 2020

Several News Outlets: Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D., Comments on the Critical Role of Animals in Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine. Video below:


Science Magazine:
Race to find COVID-19 treatments accelerates

BBC: Coronavirus: Pangolins found to carry viruses related to Covid-19

Triangle Business Journal: Duke University Hospital to test potential COVID-19 treatment on patients

March 25, 2020

Forbes: Timeline Shows 3 Paths To COVID-19 Treatment And Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

MedCity News: Vir Bio aims to launch Covid-19 antibody studies this summer

Science Daily: COVID-19: Stopgap measure to treat respiratory distress

The Atlantic: How the Pandemic Will End

The Guardian: Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?

World Economic Forum: Coronavirus vaccine: how soon will we have one?

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