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COVID-19 Trusted Resources
About Trusted Resources:
The World Health Organization (WHO) was established in 1948 to direct and coordinate international health needs within the United Nations system. The WHO is providing technical guidance on preventing and controlling the coronavirus pandemic for countries, healthcare providers, and the general public. The WHO is the primary international organization monitoring coronavirus and that made the decision to declare the outbreak a pandemic.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) were established in 1887 and is the primary biomedical research agency within the United States government. NIH comprises 27 different institutes and centers, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). NIH (and in particular, NIAID) is responsible for studying how coronavirus infects people and developing and running clinical trials to help create treatments and vaccines for this disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was established in 1946 to protect public health both in the United States and abroad. The CDC is providing up to date information about coronavirus, including recommendations about how individuals can reduce the spread of the virus. The CDC is also involved in implementing pandemic preparedness and response plans and working with organizations and communities at the state and local levels to respond to coronavirus.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) was established in 2004 as a member of the Federal Health Portfolio, and its mission includes preventing disease, promoting health, and providing leadership in response to public health threats. PHAC is monitoring coronavirus cases in Canada, risk assessments, educational resources, and information on the Canadian governmental response to the pandemic.
Public Health Ontario was established in 2008, with a focus on providing laboratory services, support for policy and program development, and emergency preparedness in Ontario. Public Health Ontario is supporting coronavirus response efforts with a self-assessment quiz, instructions for laboratories, and updated reports about epidemic control.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE) first published an interactive web-based dashboard to track and map cases of coronavirus worldwide on January 22, 2020. This map reports new cases and deaths as they arise by country, and all data are made publicly available in a GitHub repository.