Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

About COVID-19 

CIDRAP is tracking and analyzing the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center provides a deep well of information for public health experts, business preparedness leaders, government officials, and the public.

COVID Reality Check

"You can make a vaccine against anything very quickly. But it needs to be effective and safe. This is a long process that can take months to years, even under optimal conditions."

-Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH

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COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data

The evidence does not favor using masks, whether homemade or surgical, to protect people against the disease.

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COMMENTARY: COVID-19 transmission messages should hinge on science

An important mode of transmission—close-range aerosol spread—needs to be part of the COVID-19 prevention equation.

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Experts say COVID-19 will likely lead to US drug shortages

The US depends heavily on drugs made in other countries, especially India and China.


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Nations grapple with COVID-19 economic toll amid case escalations

The global total climbs to 1,083,084 cases, and new areas are being hit hard.

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What can firms do now in the midst of a pandemic?

Companies need to get study labor laws, take steps to ensure employee health, analyze supply chains, and more.

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White House debates broad mask use for COVID-19

Task force coordinator Birx says Americans are still not doing enough physical distancing.

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Global COVID-19 total races past 1 million mark

Pandemic activity is increasing rapidly in Africa, up 185% from the previous week, the WHO says.