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List of Resources
- CDC’s COVID-19 What’s New
- White House COVID-19 Task Force Briefings
- COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
- FEMA’s Rumor Control page
- American Anthropological Association’s webpage of COVID-19 resources
- SAGE Publishing’s COVID-19 webpage
- Research!America’s coronavirus resources
- Americans for Medical Progress’ COVID-19 resources
- American Society for Microbiology’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources
- EARA’s global overview of how animals are helping in COVID-19 research
- BIO COVID-19 Therapeutic Development Tracker
- PhRMA COVID-19 Treatment Progress Tracker
- AAMC’s Road Map to Reset the Nation’s Approach to the Pandemic
- Primate Info Net
- NYT Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker
- COVID Vaccine Facts
- NIH clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines
- AVMA’s ‘What veterinarians need to know’ about COVID-19
- One Health Commission’s COVID-19 portal
- WebMD coronavirus updates
- NCBI SARS-CoV-2 Resources
Nearly every medicine, medical device, surgical procedure and therapy we have today has depended on animal testing and research. Animal research is one of the first steps in medical discovery.
“There are diseases in which you vaccinate someone, they get infected with what you are trying to protect them with, and you actually enhance the infection. You can get a good feel for that in animal models,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said during a White House briefing on March 26.
Contrary to the claims of animal rights groups, animal models have been and will continue to be crucial to medical development and public health.
The FBR team rounded up articles in the news in recent weeks on potential treatments and potential vaccines for the new coronavirus, as well as other COVID-19 developments, and the animal models used to develop them. In addition, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News put together a list (found here) of potential COVID-19 treatments in development.
Animal Research on the Front Lines
Jan. 4: ‘Researchers are using ostrich eggs to develop masks that glow around the coronavirus,’ Business InsiderJan. 4: ‘Study suggests increased vaccine breakthrough for SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in Houston, Texas,’ News MedicalJan. 3: ‘Scientists spot clues to why omicron infections are milder,’ HealthDay NewsJan. 3: ‘SARS-CoV-2 Omicron study on hamsters, shows virus results in a less severe disease,’ News MedicalJan. 3: ‘Omicron appears less likely to damage the lungs, research suggests,’ PhillyVoiceJan. 3: ‘Omicron COVID-19 causes less lung damage in animal studies,’ UPIJan. 2: ‘The case for a safe return to offices by mid-February,’ CharterWorksJan. 2: ‘Covid is rampant among deer, research shows,’ NBC NewsJan. 2: ‘Fauci: “We don’t want to get complacent” despite reports that omicron may be less severe,’ The HillJan. 2: ‘Two studies provide good news for the antiviral drug remdesivir,’ The New York TimesJan. 1: ‘New COVID-19 pills carry risks: What patients should know,’ The Wall Street Journal