Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources

from the National Academy of Medicine


Information for the General Public: Please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest updates on COVID-19 as well as tips for protecting your health.

COVID-19 Responses & Resources from the National Academies

The full list of resources, events, and updates from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine can be found here.

Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine offers an overarching framework for vaccine allocation to assist policy makers in the domestic and global health communities. Built on widely accepted foundational principles and recognizing the distinctive characteristics of COVID-19, this report’s recommendations address the commitments needed to implement equitable allocation policies for COVID-19 vaccine.

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NAM Members’ Response to COVID-19

Since our founding in 1970, members of the National Academy of Medicine have been on the frontlines during public health crises in the United States and around the globe. That tradition continues today as NAM members respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

COVID-19 has impacted economies, communities, and lives around the world. As new information on transmission, prevention strategies, and treatment is developing in real time, NAM members are conducting, publishing, and funding research to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 and develop a safe and effective vaccine against the virus. They are treating patients and developing clinical guidelines to improve care quality and access, roll out and support telemedicine services, and diagnose cases of COVID-19. NAM members have been communicating with the general public, policy makers, and media to dispel misinformation and provide updates on the global response to the pandemic. As racial and ethnic minority communities in the United States experience disproportionate burdens from COVID-19, NAM members are speaking out as social justice advocates and champions for health equity.

In these ways and countless others, NAM members are an integral part of advancing health and well-being during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: Leadership Commitment During COVID-19 and Beyond

To support health care leaders facing immense challenges during and beyond the pandemic, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is disseminating many new resources for leaders striving to implement systems approaches to the problems that health care workers face, including the Leadership Commitment During COVID-19 and Beyond Video, which features CEOs of health systems across the United States discussing their organization-wide commitments to clinician well-being

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats

In response to a request from the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a standing committee of experts to help inform the federal government on critical science and policy issues related to COVID-19 and other infectious disease threats. Learn more >>

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The NAS Science & Entertainment Exchange Pairs Scientists & Celebrities to Share Trustworthy Information About COVID-19


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