COVID-19 is a pneumonia-like disease with symptoms including fever, dry cough and shortness of breath that was first identified in Wuhan, China. The disease is caused by a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2, that is similar to the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

ASM Leadership Speaks to the Media

The New York TimesBlood Plasma From Survivors Will Be Given to Coronavirus Patients featuring ASM member Vineet Menachery, a virologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Stat News: What we’ve learned about the coronavirus — and what we still need to know featuring ASM’s coronavirus expert, Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa.

The Washington Post: New FDA Policy will Expand Coronavirus Testing featuring Dr. Melissa Miller, Chair of ASM's Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Committee.


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