Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources

from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and 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. 


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 >>

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 and Communities of Color: Implications for Health Literacy
June 10, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET | Register

The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing and Distributing a Vaccine
June 10, 2020 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET | Register

Transportation Experiences and Next Steps in the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 16, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET | Register

Tackling Child Poverty in the Wake of COVID-19
June 18, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET | Register

Public-Private Partnership Responses to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics – A Workshop
June 25-26, 2020 | 10:00 am to 2:15 pm ET | Register

Managing, Reducing, and Preventing Fear of Violence – A Virtual Workshop
July 21 -23, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET | Register

NSF’s Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research
July 22, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET | Register

Recorded Events



Pursuing Data on COVID-19: The Health Inequity Multiplier
Keeping Nursing Home Residents and Staff Safe in the Era of COVID-19
COVID-19 Update at the 157th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences
The Race for a Vaccine: Balancing the Promise, the Peril, & the Process
Worst-Case Scenarios: COVID-19, Ethics, & Triage
Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19
Helping People with Addiction Stay Connecting During COVID-19
Extreme Environmental Events and COVID-19
A Conversation About Employer COVID-19 Issues and Emerging Opportunities
Action Collaborative on Bridging Public Health, Health Care and Community – Supporting Health Systems Response to COVID-19
Improving Vaccine Uptake – Issues of Access and Hesitancy
Air Quality, Climate Variability, and COVID-19
Strengthening Coordination Across the Social Safety Net for Patients with Addiction

NAM-APHA COVID-19 Conversations Series
The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1 
The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2
Emerging Evidence on COVID-19 Spread and Treatment
Crisis Standards of Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
COVID-19 Testing: Current Knowledge, Challenges, and Ensuring Equitable Access
COVID-19 and Health Equity: Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts
Toward the “New Normal” – Protecting Public Health as America Reopens
Summer of COVID-19 – Mitigating Direct and Indirect Impacts in the Coming Months


COVID-19 and the Mission of the U.S. Public University: A Virtual Town Hall Discussion

NASEM Forum on Postsecondary Response to COVID-19 Series
How Can Researchers Help the National Response Efforts?
How Can and Are Laboratories Shifting Research Agendas?
How Can We Crowd-Source Scientists to Improve Public Information?
How Can We Provide Policy Advice to the Nation Faster?
What Are Models for Volunteering?
What Are Implications of This Being a Truly Global Event?
What Are Possible Long-Term Implications of Postsecondary Response?


Transportation & COVID-19: Practices from Other Disease Outbreaks
The Supply Chain and COVID-19
Transportation & COVID-19 – Practices from other disease outbreaks
How Much Will COVID-19 Affect Travel Behavior?


The Science of Where: Mapping the Spread of a Global Pandemic
COVID-19 Technology Access Framework
Sustainable Development Goals in the Era of COVID-19: The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation
COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium


Coronavirus Resources

Based On Science is an activity by the National Academies to answer common, everyday questions that people have about science and human health. Browse coronavirus topics including how COVID-19 is different from flu, whether UV light kills the virus, how long the virus lives on surfaces, and more! Visit the Based on Science website >> 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is making all coronavirus research and data available to the public for free and waiving open access fees for upcoming COVID-19 and coronavirus research. See the growing collection >>

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


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