Updated: June 14, 2021
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 email@example.com 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.
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: 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 Impact Projections
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation – COVID-19 Projections
COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines Under Development
New York Times – Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker
Washington Post – COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
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
Risk Assessment Data for Everyday Activities
***NEW*** Georgia Tech University: COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool to Determine Infection Risks of Public Gatherings
Texas Medical Association: Know Your Risk During COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Advice for Daily Life and Going Out
NPR: From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities
New York Times: When 511 Epidemiologists Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again
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
Outbreak.info – A Standardized, Open-Source Database of COVID-19 Resources and Epidemiology Data
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
Information for Pet Owners
American Veterinary Medical Association – COVID-19 FAQs for Pet Owners
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19 and Animals
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention If You Have Pets
General COVID-19 Information for Research Veterinarians and Animal Care Personnel
NIH Office of Animal Laboratory Welfare – COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Planning for Animal Care and Use Programs
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)
Information to Refute COVID-19 Myths and Conspiracy Theories
***New*** Newswise Fact Check
Associated Press Fact Check
FactCheck.org: A Guide to Our Coronavirus Coverage
Snopes: The Coronavirus Collection: Fact-Checking COVID-19
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.
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 14, 2021
GenEng News: Novavax Plans FDA Filing for COVID-19 Vaccine after Positive Efficacy Data
June 13, 2021
New York Times: Moderna, AstraZeneca … or Both? A Mixed Covid Vaccine Approach
June 11, 2021
University of Massachusetts Medical School: UMMS research identifies potential antiviral compound for COVID-19, flu, other viral infection
June 10, 2021
ScienceDaily: Common diabetes drug shows promise as treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation
News Medical: Could the COVID-19 vaccination rollout protect against future coronavirus outbreaks?
June 9, 2021
The Week: Nasal spray antibody treatment shows promise against COVID-19, variants in mouse study
Drug Target Review: Senolytic drugs reduce COVID-19 symptoms in mice, study shows
GenEng News: COVID-19’s Toll on the Elderly May Be Halted by Targeting Cell Senescence
Scientific American: A ‘Universal’ Coronavirus Vaccine To Prevent the Next Pandemic
Medical Express: Common diabetes drug shows promise as treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation
June 8, 2021
ScienceDaily: Preclinical study suggests new approach to reduce COVID-19 death among the elderly
June 7, 2021
Fierce Biotech: Could a breast cancer candidate treat COVID-19? Polyphor’s drug shows dual action in early studies
News Medical: The great promise of antiviral peptides against SARS-CoV-2
KFGO: New antibody drug shows promise in mouse study; vaping may increase lung vulnerability to virus
June 3, 2021
GenEng News: COVID-19 Antiviral Candidate Hobbles RNA Replicase
National Institutes of Health: NIH researchers identify potential new antiviral drug for COVID-19
June 2, 2021
6ABC.com: mRNA: Technology used to make Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines tested to treat HIV, cancer, more
News Medical: New vaccine candidate with RBD and N protein targets protects against SARS-CoV-2 in preclinical trials
June 1, 2021
National Institutes of Health: NIH launches clinical trial of universal influenza vaccine candidate
WBUR: Next Generation RNA Technology Could Unlock Treatments For Chronic Conditions
News Medical: Antibody cocktail effectively inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in the rhesus macaque model
Reuters: Fact Check-COVID-19 vaccines did not skip animal trials because of animal deaths
chapelboro.com: Duke Researchers: Vaccine in Development Has Potential To Prevent Future Pandemics
CNN: Messenger RNA vaccines: Now proven against coronavirus, the technology can do so much more
Seattle Times: Who really needs coronavirus herd immunity? People with weakened immune systems
May 31, 2021
Vox: Map: Where the next coronavirus could jump from bats to people
May 29, 2021
Buffalo News: Another Voice: Animal research made Covid vaccines possible