Updated: September 24, 2020 – 10:41 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 email@example.com 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
Risk Assessment Data for Everyday Activities
General COVID-19 Information for Physicians and Researchers
Information for Pet Owners
General COVID-19 Information for Research Veterinarians and Animal Care Personnel
Advice for Dealing With the Emotional Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Daily News Updates
Information to Refute COVID-19 Myths and Conspiracy Theories
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:
September 24, 2020
National Interest: Will a COVID-19 Vaccine be Safe and Effective? How and When Will We Know?
September 23, 2020
New York Times: Johnson & Johnson Begins Large Trial of Its One-Shot Vaccine
September 22, 2020
Science Daily: COVID-19 mortality rates higher among men than women
Corvallis Advocate: The State of COVID Antibody Tests
September 21, 2020
September 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
September 16, 2020
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations
September 15, 2020
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pitt scientists discover potential coronavirus remedy — at least, for mice and hamsters
Technology Networks: Tiny Antibody Component Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in Animal Models
September 14, 2020
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pitt scientists make antibody discovery that could potentially treat, prevent COVID-19.