Many organizations have put together useful information for the public in regard to the current coronavirus pandemic. Some, like the ones from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, provide information for both health care professionals and consumers. some are intended to help you protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. We have compiled a few representative sites for your information.
Merck Manual Resources
The Manual itself has clear information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.
Merck Manual Topic: Coronaviruses and Acute Respiratory Syndromes (COVID-19, MERS, and SARS)
COVID-19 Background Information
These sites have comprehensive COVID-19 Resource pages. From the main pages, users can navigate to more specific information, including those we have selected here.
The CDC website provides what you need to know during this pandemic, including information on how to prepare and protect your family and what to do if you feel sick:
CDC: Protect Yourself from COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
CDC: How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html
CDC: Caring for someone at Home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html
The FDA approves drugs and medical devices for sale in the United States. The agency’s COVID-19 information includes information on what drugs are currently approved for treatment.
The FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-takes-key-action-fight-against-covid-19-issuing-emergency-use-authorization-first-covid-19
The National Association of County and City Health Officials provides a handy list of Health Departments to aid people in accessing local information and resources.
Many newspapers are providing readers with COVID-19 resource sections that provide everything from information on local shelter in place regulations to recipes to ideas for entertainment while you can’t leave home.
The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a resource to help parents/guardians support the mental and emotional health of children through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nemours, a nonprofit children’s health system provides resources about COVID-19 for children and their parents/guardians.
The National Association of School Psychologists has resources for helping children cope with anxiety and uncertainly and support learning during this situation.
UNICEF, an agency of the United Nations, offers some helpful information for teens and their parents/guardians on managing stress and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAMI has provided these resources to help people who are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.