COVID-19 is a pneumonia-like disease that was first identified in Wuhan, China. The disease is caused by a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2, that is similar to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus.
Meeting COVID-19 International Summit
Amidst pandemic spread of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, a distinguished group of microbiologists - expert virologists, infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists and clinical laboratory scientists - gathered via video conference to discuss one of the most pressing global threats of our time.
Shaping the U.S. Response
Leading on Diagnostics & Testing
Providing Trusted Information
Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered
COVID-19 on This Week in Virology (TWiV)
Nov. 19, 2020
mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer show over 90% efficacy, prothrombotic auto-antibodies in serum of COVID-19 patients and the whereabouts of SARS-CoV-2 in the human body.
Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering
ASM Leadership Speaks to the Media
Reuters: Childhood vaccine linked to less severe COVID-19, cigarette smoke raises risk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pitt COVID-19 vaccine effort with partners in France, Austria seeks win for all of us ASM member Dr. Paul Duprex speaks about vaccine development partnership.
Resources for You
COVID-19 Pandemic Timeline
Comparison of COVID-19 Molecular and Antibody Tests