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.
June 24: Protocol to Verify Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests
June 23: ASM and Stakeholders Urge HHS to Renew Public Health Declaration
June 2: Small Study Demonstrates Sample Inactivation May Lead to SARS-CoV-2 False Negatives
May 27: Coronavirus Webinar Series: The Microbial Sciences Respond to COVID-19
May 20: ASM Hosts COVID-19 Webinar with CDC
May 12: ASM Statement in Response to Senate HELP Committee Hearing on COVID-19
May 4: ASM President Robin Patel Participates in CDC's Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Conference Call
ASM Thanks FDA for Clarifying SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test Guidance
April 27: White House Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Work with ASM to Ensure Their Testing Plans are Effective and Efficient
April 22: White House Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Work with ASM to Increase Testing Capacity to Include Adequate Personnel for Processing Tests
April 17: White House Coronavirus Task Force Calls on ASM to Help Coordinate Testing Ramp Up
April 15: ASM Launches a COVID-19 Research Registry
April 14: ASM Submits Letter to FDA Calling for Stronger Oversight of COVID-19 Serology Tests
April 3: Protocol to Verify Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
March 27: ASM COVID-19 International Summit Sets Research Priorities
Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered
COVID-19 on This Week in Microbiology (TWiM)
June 6, 2020
The TWiM team explains how breathing can transmit SARS-CoV-2, and how lack of breathing leads to loss of mitochondria in a multicellular parasitic animal.
Resources for You
ASM Leadership Speaks to the Media
Medium: The Fascinating Antibody Experiment Happening in One Colorado County “We don’t have a good handle on how many individuals are actually infected with this virus,” says Robin Patel, MD, president of the American Society of Microbiology.
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.
COVID-19 Pandemic Timeline
Comparison of COVID-19 Molecular and Antibody Tests