COVID-19 Resources

Updated: August 6, 2020 – 8:35 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

New York Times Coronavirus 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 

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

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 

Associated Press Fact Check 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. 

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:

August 6, 2020

Digital Journal: Current medications can block coronavirus replication in the lab

Science Daily: COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse studies

August 5, 2020

National Institutes of Health: NIH-Moderna investigational COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse studies

Lethbridge News: Canadian company urges human trials after COVID-19 vaccine results in mice

August 4, 2020

Texas Standard: The Role Transgenic Mice Play In The Race For A Covid Vaccine

University of Washington: HIV vaccine design strategy holds promise for COVID-19

Science Blog: Decoy Receptor Neutralizes Coronavirus In Cell Cultures

News Medical: Regeneron antibody cocktail shows promise as potential COVID-19 treatment

Drug Target Review: Protease inhibitors with antiviral activity against coronaviruses developed

Drug Target Review: Protease inhibitors with antiviral activity against coronaviruses developed

August 03, 2020

Wisconsin News: UW lab partners with North Carolina company on COVID-19 vaccine

August 02, 2020

LA Times: Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

News Medical: The race to a coronavirus vaccine

July 31, 2020

Scientific American: Concerns about Waning COVID-19 Immunity Are Likely Overblown

GenEng News: Vaccine Effectiveness Could be Boosted in the Elderly

July 30, 2020

San Diego Tribune: Several COVID-19 vaccines limit viral growth in monkeys, reports show

Science Magazine: Coronavirus Challenges in Primates, Compared

WGN Radio: When can we realistically expect a coronavirus vaccine?

Knowable Magazine: Getting a Covid-19 vaccine — quickly and safely

Star Advertiser: University of Hawaii medical school coronavirus vaccine sparks rapid immunity in mice

Washington State University:  Bracing for the next pandemic

New York Times: Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds

Washington State University:  Bracing for the next pandemic

New York Times: Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds

July 29, 2020  

Triangle Business Journal: Heat Biologics: Covid-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in animal testing

July 28, 2020

Seattle Times: Moderna Vaccine Test in Monkeys Shows Promise

Bloomberg: New Coronavirus Turns Out to Be Decades Old — in Bats

July 27, 2020

Digital Journal: Essential Science: Why coronavirus causes smell loss is revealed

GovTech: Kansas State University Lab Pivots to Fight COVID-19

New York Times: Masks May Reduce Viral Dose, Some Experts Say

All recent stories