Coronavirus, SARS and Flu Resources

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Organizations and data sources

World Health Organization: Coronavirus

CDC: Coronavirus Situation Summary and Resources

Imperial College London: COVID-19 Reports
Studies and data from the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Diseases.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Data

NY Times Graphics: Tracking the Global Outbreak
Includes data for each state.

COVID19 Tracker
The COVID Tracking Project “collects information from 50 US states and the District of Columbia to provide the most comprehensive testing data we can collect for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. We attempt to include positive and negative results, pending tests, and total people tested for each state or district currently reporting that data.”

OpenStates: Coronavirus/COVID19 Legislation Tracker

Data Drum: COVID-19 Data
Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention. Also available as a mobile app.

MIT Technoology Review: Coronavirus Research
More than 24,000 coronavirus research papers available in one place.
Built by Dylan Freedman using data off USAFacts, this map is zoomable and shows county and state data as well as hot spots.

Big Local News
Stanford’s site is collecting and sharing data related to the Coronavirus. The site has created three Open Projects with Coronavirus-related data available to any journalist using the platform.

Coronavirus Dashboard
Breakdowns by country. Cases, recovered, etc.

Google: COVID Data Mobility
Tracks how far people are moving by country, state and county. Available only as a pdf now but could be helpful for tracking if you area is honoring shelter in place.

COVID Near You
Crowdsourced site from Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Tracks testing and other data by ZIP code.

ProPublica: Tool to Look up how Patients with COVID-19 Could Affect Hospitals in Your Area
For local reporters, this data can be a helpful starting point for writing important stories about the challenges facing your health care system. How to use the tool.

IJNET: Key Terms Every Journalist Should Know When Covering COVID-19
A great science and medical glossary from the International Journalists’ Network.

Coronavirus Health Projections

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

JAMA: Presumed Asymptomatic Carrier Transmission of COVID-19

CDC Weekly Report: Coronavirus in Children

NIH: Coronaviruses

New England Journal of Medicine: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Human Services: Coronavirus

Public Health Emergency
From the Department of Health and Human Services.

American Hospital Association

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

American Association for Respiratory Care: COVID-19 Resources

National Safety Council Coronavirus Resource Hub

National Safety Council: COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

National Governors Association: Coronavirus

National Conference of State Legislatures: COVID-19 Resources for States

Council of State Goverments: COVID-19 Resources

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

U.S. Agency for International Development: Emerging Pandemic Threats Fact Sheet

European Centre for Disease Prevention: COVID-19

Global Health Security Index

USA Facts: Mapping the Spread of Coronavirus

Google Schema: Testing Facilities

COVID-19 Testing Map

1Point3Acres: COVID-19/Coronavirus Real Time Updates With Credible Sources in US and Canada

OurWorldinData: Coronavirus
Great site for datasets on coronavirus and many other topics.

NY Times Upshot: Coronavirus Deaths by U.S. State

Databrew: COVID-19 Epidemic Curve Explorer

GIJN: Top Data Visualizations with Coronavirus, COVID-19

Scientific American: How to Report Responsibly on COVID-19

BNO News: U.S. Coronavirus Data

BNO News: China Coronavirus Data

Novel Coronavirus Data Graphic
Developed by data analyst Vinicius Neves of Brazil using Johns Hopkins data. Pandemic Page

Tips and resources for public safety during outbreaks.

White House/CDC Coronavirus Guidelines

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Data and operations policies on how prisons are handling the outbreak.

Italian Department of Health

South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare

American Society of Tropic Medicine and Hygiene

Harvard Global Health Institute

Harvard Global Health Institute: Can Hospitals Keep up with COVID-19

MedlinePlus: Coronavirus Infections

NCBI: Coronavirus Research

Trello: Gathering COVID-19 Resources

FiscalNote: Coronavirus Updates & Resource Center
Tracks coronavirus legislation by state, includes interactive map.

National Nurses United: COVID-19
Has articles on safety and some advocacy for nurses.

Pew Research: Financial Stress During the Pandemic

Worldometer: U.S. Coronavirus Data

MuckRack Trends
Works like Google Trends but also shows you how many articles are written about each term, as well as top publications and journalists covering each topic. Good for tracking coronavirus coverage.

Cleveland Clinic: Coronavirus Video Resources for Media Outlets
Need b-roll? Access sound bites from Cleveland Clinic experts.

Project Social Distancing

The BMJ: COVID-19 Latest News & Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Coronavirus Resources

Track travel warnings and updates for the Coronavirus. Warnings appear at the top of the page in red.

U.S. Travel Association: Travel and COVID-19
Helpful for tracking price gouging and finding sources to talk about it.

State-by-State Guide: What Defines an Essential Business?

Journalism organizations and tipsheets

National Association of Broadcasters: Coronavirus Response Toolkit
Tools and resources to help stations accurately cover this issue and prepare for the impacts on your staff, community and business.

The Newsroom Guide to COVID-19
The goal of this document is to help newsroom managers provide clear, useful guidance to their reporters and editors during a period in which we lack official institutional direction on how best to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma: COVID-19 Reporting
Resources include guides, tipsheets, advisories, best practices, and advice from experts on interviewing victims and survivors.

ICFJ: Global Health Reporting Forum

ICFJ: 10 Tips for Journalists Covering COVID-19

International Journalists’ Network: How Can Journalists Protect Themselves During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Video: IJNET Tips for Journalists Covering COVID-19

RCFP: Public Records and Open Meetings Measures Related to Coronavirus

RCFP: COVID-19: Press Freedom and Government Transparency

Poynter: Reader’s Guide to Understanding Coronavirus

Poynter: A Guide to Responsible Reporting Around Coronavirus

RTDNA: Newsroom Mental Health Resource Guide

RTDNA: How Coronavirus Impacts Local TV Newsrooms
Survey and study by Bob Papper, an Adjunct Professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and has worked extensively in radio and TV news.

Committee to Protect Journalists: COVID-19 Thread
Many resources available in this Twitter thread.

NPPA COVID-19 Resource Guide

Institute for Nonprofit News: COVID-19: Resources for Nonprofit Newsrooms
Trainings, financial support, tools and more.

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Tips for Journalists Covering COVID-19

GIJN: COVID-19 Global Resources

GIJN: What Investigative Reporters Around the World Should be Asking About COVID-19

GIJN: Investigative Stories on COVID-19 from Around the World

Freedom Forum Institute: Project PowerShift Resources on COVID-1
Links, resources and video from a panel discussion tailored to journalists.

IJNET: Do’s, Don’ts of Reporting on COVID-19

ICFJ: Disaster and Crisis Coverage

International Center for Journalists: A Global Crisis Like COVID-19 Calls for a Global Response. Here’s Ours.

Online News Association: COVID-19 Resources

API: Coronavirus Coverage Resources

Free Press: How to Report on the Digital Divide and COVID-19

API: Seven Ways to Get Your COVID-19 Reporting to Those Who Need It

JAWS: Guidance on Coronavirus Coverage

National Association of Science Writers: COVID-19 Resources

SEJ: Preparing to Cover Public Health Emergencies
From the Society of Environmental Journalists.

World Federation of Science Journalists: COVID-19 Resources

Solutions Reporting Resources on COVID-1
Dozens of links, tools, tipsheets and video from a webinar about the topic.

Source: Caregiving in and Around Journalism

Pulitzer Center: Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge

AP Stylebook: Coronavirus Topical Guide

Open News: Coronavirus Community Care

TOW Center: COVID-19 Coronavirus Cutbacks Tracker

Hearken: Emergency Engagement Resources – COVID

The Coral Project Guides: How To Manage A Community During the Pandemic

Trusting News: How to Demonstrate Trustworthiness with Your Coronavirus Coverage

Trusting News: Examples of How to Build Trust with Readers During Pandemic

Thomson Foundation: Challenges of Covering the Coronavirus

Journalist’s Resource: Covering COVID-19 and the Coronavirus – a Harvard Professor Offers 5 Tips

Lenfest Institute: Coronavirus Coverage Funding Resources How to Report on the Coronavirus, No Matter What Your Beat

World Federation of Science Journalists: COVID-19 Briefing

Association of Health Care Journalists: Reporting on Coronavirus

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources for Journalists and You
From Carter Health’s

AMP Media News: Five Tips for Freelance Journalists to Cope with Coronavirus Cancellations

Global Journalist: Covering COVID in China

Global Voices: Global Coverage for a Pandemic

Lenfest Institute: How Newsrooms Can Cover Coronavirus

Transom: Recording During the Coronavirus

AAJA Calls on News Organizations to Exercise Care in Coverage of the Coronavirus Outbreak

How Journalists are Working Together to Cover the COVID-19 Pandemic
From the Center for Cooperative Media.

Pew: Cybercriminals Seek Profit in Coronavirus

Social Journalism: Engaged Journalism and COVID-19
Great post by CUNY’s Carrie Brown.

Twitter List: COVID-19 Coverage
List compiled by Jeff Jarvis of CUNY.

SciLine: COVID-19 Resources for Reporters
Quotes from experts, tipsheets and media briefings. Eight Resources for Verifying Information

Gateway Journalism Review: One Photojournalist’s Story from Frontlines of the Pandemic

Keybase: CoronaFutures
Run by Amy Webb, a place for futurists (and futurist-adjacents) to discuss scenarios and future states in the coronavirus era.

Coronavirus Tech Handbook
A crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak initiated by The London College of Political Technologists at Newspeak House.

Fact-checking resources

First Draft News: Coronavirus: Resources for Reporters

PolitiFact: Seven Ways to Avoid Misinformation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

First Draft News: Tips for Reporting on COVID-19

OneZero: Spotting Coronavirus Misinformation on Social Media

IFCN: Coronavirus Fact-Check Database
The IFCN created a database that gathers all the falsehoods that have been detected by the Alliance. You can sort, filter and search for content. The database will be updated regularly to include new publications by fact-checkers. Social Media Spreads Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

The Coronavirus Disinformation System – How it Works
Video from Bellingcat and Newsy.

Politifact: Fact-checking Coronavirus Hoaxes

Lead Stories: Fake News on the Coronavirus

The Open Notebook: Tipsheet for Covering the Coronavirus

The Open Notebook: Covering the Coronavirus Effectively Without Spreading Misinformation
Great tips from Laura Helmuth, the health and science editor for The Washington Post.

Media coverage/social media

CJR: How Journalists Around the World are Covering the Coronavirus

NY Times: The Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington Post: Coronavirus
Coverage home page includes a map, stories, data page and more.

Washington Post: Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially

USA Today Coronavirus Guide

LA Times Graphics: Tracking Coronavirus in California

LA Times: Coronavirus Pandemic
Full coverage from the LA Times.

Detroit News: Coronavirus Crisis Coverage

Detroit Free Press: Coronavirus Coverage

Seattle Times Coronavirus Coverage

Seattle Times: Mapping a Pandemic

Crosscut Seattle Coverage

The New Orleans Advocate

Arizona Republic: Coronavirus

Politico Nightly: Coronavirus

Wall Street Journal: Live Coverage of the Coronavirus

The Atlantic: Coronavirus Coverage

NBC News: Coronavirus Outbreak Map

Associated Press Coronavirus Coverage

ABC News: Coronavirus Coverage

CBS News Coronavirus Live Updates

CNN: Coronavirus Explained
A good Q&A covering the basics.

CBS News Hour: Coronavirus Map/Coverage

NPR: Coronavirus Live Updates

NPR: Map of Coronavirus Cases

NPR: FAQ on Coronavirus

NPR: Coronavirus Daily Podcasts

NPR: How to Prepare Your Home for the Coronavirus

BBC News: A Visual Guide to the Pandemic

Science Magazine: Coronavirus Coverage

AXIOS: Coronavirus Dashboard

Financial Times: Coronavirus Tracker
Updated graphics and data.

Buzzfeed News: Unpacking Terms We Use in a Pandemic COVID-19

The Telegraph: You Are Not Alone

Voice of America Coronavirus Coverage
Real-time maps and more.

Reuters Graphics: Coronavirus Unknowns

Wired: How Photojournalists are Documenting the Coronavirus Crisis

Solutions Journalism StoryTracker: Coronavirus

Social media: Coronavirus Hashtags and Influencers

The Conversation: Coronavirus Weekly

Medium: List of Coronavirus Posts
Be careful as not all posts are vetted or edited.

Google Trends: Coronavirus Searches

Coronavirus on Twitter

Facebook CrowdTangle: COVID-19
Media coverage from all over the world as well as some random posts from public pages.

@ScienceWriters: COVID-19 Journalists Twitter List

S&P Global: Coronavirus Coverage

Twitter List: Epidemic Science and Health

ScienceAlert: What is Coronavirus

Sree’s Daily COVID-19 Call
Video conversations organized by Sree Sreenivasan about coronavirus-related topics. He has some great guests on to talk about framing coverage, etc.

The Atlantic: Empty Public Spaces During Coronavirus (photos)

BNO News: Tracking Coronavirus – Map, Data and Timeline

Quartz: Coronavirus – The US Had One Job

Center for Health Journalism: For Reporters Covering Stressful Assignments, Self-Care Crucial

SciLine: Covering COVID-19 Media Briefing

Iconfinder: Free Coronavirus Icons to Use on Your Site

Is it Canceled Yet?
Tells you which conferences/big events have and have not been canceled.

Student Media Resources

Student Press Law Center: Resources for Covering the Coronavirus

RTDNA: Journalism Students, Grow Your Career When Your School Shuts Down

Poynter: Journalism Resources for Professors and Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidelines for Reporting on/During Coronavirus Outbreak for Journalism Students

List of Student Media Covering Coronavirus
List of media, dedicated pages and details of what they’re covering. Organized by Michele Day at Northern Kentucky University.

SARS Resources

World Health Organization: SARS Information Page

Red Cross: SARS FAQ

Health Canada: SARS Updates

Medline Plus: Latest SARS News

U.S. State Department: SARS Travel Warnings

Washington Post: SARS Coverage

NPR: SARS Special Section SARS Growth Rate

Forbes: Disease Hot Zones
A handy chart showing what countries are dealing with certain lethal diseases.

The NewsMarket, Inc.
A journalist’s resource for B-roll, this site provides thousands of images free to television newsrooms. Users can preview video, read press materials and order video clips online. Delivery options include digital file transfer via FTP, whereby the material moves from TNM’s server to the user’s server; satellite feeds via APTN or tape delivery can also be requested. There is no cost to news professionals. The NewsMarket’s primary service is providing broadcasters with video from the world’s leading companies and organizations; news stories and archived stock shots from a large and growing range of sources. Particularly helpful to business and medical-health reporters.
Access a database of more than 4,000 English-speaking doctors in 180 countries. Online Guide to Following the Health Care Legislation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Government site, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs

Flu Resources

Google Flu Trends
Maps and other tools for tracking the flu. Uses aggregated search to track the flu.

Flu Shot Locator
Type in your zip code and find where to get a shot.
Works similar to flu finder. Nice image map of the U.S.

MedLine Plus
This site “brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.” News archives, press releases, research, etc.

Mashable: Five Ways to Avoid Getting the Flu at Work

Swine Flu Swine Flu

Centers for Disease Control: Swine Flu

World Health Organization Disease Outbreak News Center

HealthMap Global Disease Alert Map

Swine Flu Outbreak News

Medical Symptoms Database: Swine Flu Symptoms
A good government health news clearinghouse site. Takes feeds from several departments and agencies.

WebMD: Swine Flu FAQ

Flu Myths and Realities

Health Law Prof Blog: Swine Flu
Articles, links and other helpful information on the outbreak. Swine Flu Symptoms, Treatments, Facts

Google Flu Trends Map

Google Maps Swine Flu Outbreak Map Stories from Survivors, Families and Friends

Association of Health Care Journalists: Covering Flu and Pandemics

Dart Center: Tips for Covering Swine Flu Swine Flu — What You Need to Know

New York Times Health Guide: The Flu
Tips on dealing with the flu and new outbreaks, definitions, etc.

Twitter: StopSwineFlu
Be careful with the accuracy of information found on these tweets.

Facebook: Swine Flu
One of several Facebook pages on the topic.

Swine Flu Outbreak in 1976

Avian Flu
Updates from the federal government on the pandemic.

CDC: Bird Flu Facts

CDC: Current Bird Flu Situation

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