National Institutes of Health

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (purple) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) website provides ongoing research updates on COVID-19 testing, treatments, vaccines, transmission as well as general information about the virus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NIH is promoting research that:

1) Identifies the structure and function of COVID-19 (e.g., how it is transmitted, how it infects organisms, the impacts it has on an infected organism);

2) Explores how to determine if a person is currently infected or was previously infected and whether a recovered patient is immune from re-infection (e.g., developing accurate and rapid testing methods);

3) Creates COVID-19 treatments and preventative vaccines (e.g., identify, develop, evaluate, and manufacture);

4) Identifies behavioral and community practices to prevent COVID-19 transmission; and

5) Ensures that the information and solutions being developed are “accessible and available” for underserved and vulnerable populations.


What is NIH? NIH is a federal agency that focuses on supporting research into all areas of health, disease, and treatments and on sharing what they learn with scientists, medical personnel, policymakers, and the public.