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 are coronaviruses? https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses
- News releases – what we are learning about COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis, and treatment https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus
- Social media posts with links to good resources: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/covid-19-social-media-resources
- Mental health brochures that offer tips on dealing with stress and anxiety: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders-listing.shtml
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.