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COVID-19 Vaccine Development: What Physicians Need to Know

Hosted by AMA physician leaders, the second episode of this new webinar series provides a comprehensive overview of the CDC’s role in vaccine review and immunization program.

Also watch the first installment: FDA review process for vaccine candidates.


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Latest AMA news and media coverage

Follow the AMA news coverage on COVID-19

Read the latest AMA COVID-19 press releases

Watch the AMA COVID-19 video updates

From JAMA: View comments from Conserving Supply of Personal Protective Equipment—A Call for Ideas

Upcoming virtual events

Oct. 29, 2020

AMA webinar series: Project Firstline–CDC’s new national training collaborative for infection control

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Oct. 26

—AMA publishes an overview on herd immunity, featuring highlights from a recent “AMA COVID-19 Update.”

JAMA releases its latest Viewpoint, authored by Andrea M. Lerner, MD, MS; Gregory K. Folkers, MS, MPH; Anthony S. Fauci, MD: Preventing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 With Masks and Other “Low-tech” Interventions

Oct. 20

—AMA Journal of Ethics publishes the latest video edition of Ethics Talk: Politics, Policy, and COVID Cartoons

—As COVID-19 vaccine trials move forward, Sandra Fryhofer, MD, a member of the AMA Board of Trustees, took time to discuss the types of COVID-19 vaccine platforms under study

Map of the coronavirus outbreak

View an online dashboard to visualize and track reported COVID-19 cases on a daily timescale.

Clinical information

Find clinical guidance from the CDC, AMA and other health and medical research organizations. 

Persons under investigation

Interim Guidance for Public Health Personnel Evaluating Persons Under Investigation  (PUIs)and Asymptomatic Close Contacts of Confirmed Cases at Their Home or Non-Home Residential Settings 

Evaluating and Reporting PUI Guidance

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Reporting a PUI or Laboratory-Confirmed Case for COVID-19

Vaccination recommendations

Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic

Serology testing

FDA Letter to Health Care Providers on Important Information on the Use of Serological (Antibody) Tests for COVID-19

IDSA COVID-19 Antibody Testing Primer

Serological testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

CDC Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Clinical and Public Health Settings

Clinical care and treatment

CDC Clinical Care Guidance

NIH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines

Therapeutic Options for Patients with COVID-19

ASPH Assessment of Evidence for COVID-19-Related Treatments

Disposition of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-2019

Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Guidance

Ten Clinical Tips on COVID-19 for Healthcare Providers Involved in Patient Care

Newborns and children 

Evaluation and Management Considerations for Neonates At Risk for COVID-19

Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Infection control

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19

Guidance and Resources on Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE

Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment

—Mini webinar training series for frontline long-term care and nursing home staff:

     —Sparkling Surfaces
     —Clean Hands
     —Closely Monitor Residents
     —Keep COVID-19 Out!
     —PPE Lessons

Health care personnel with potential exposure

Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)

Clinics & health care facilities

Resources for Clinics and Healthcare Facilities

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings

Home care

Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization

Preventing COVID-19 from Spreading in Homes and Communities

Disposition of Non-Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Discontinuation of In-Home Isolation for Patients with COVID-19

Discontinuation of In-Home Isolation for Immunocompromised Persons with COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)

Map of the coronavirus outbreak

View an online dashboard to visualize and track reported COVID-19 cases on a daily timescale.

AMA guides & resources

Latest AMA news and media coverage

Follow the AMA news coverage on COVID-19

Read the latest AMA COVID-19 press releases

Watch the AMA COVID-19 video updates

AMA guides

General

AMA COVID-19 Guides for health care professionals

AMA Physician's Guide to COVID-19

COVID-19 frequently asked questions

COVID-19 volunteer guide for health care professionals

CPT® coding

COVID-19 coding and guidance

Telehealth

AMA quick guide to telehealth in practice

Performing virtual independent medical evaluations amid COVID-19

Health systems & private practices

Caring for caregivers during COVID-19

Helping private practices manage non-essential care

Tips for keeping your practice in business during the COVID-19 pandemic

Managing mental health during COVID-19 

Financial and business operations during COVID-19: Guidance for physicians

Prior authorization (PA) policy changes related to COVID-19 (PDF)

Making tough decisions: Managing the practice’s employee costs

AMA efforts to improve behavioral health: COVID-19 and beyond

—Navigating physician employment during COVID-19 article series:

    —Evaluate your options
    —Understand employer flexibilities
    —Know your rights

Working from home during COVID-19 pandemic—what physicians need to know (PDF)

Creating a resilient organization for health care workers during a crisis

COVID-19: A physician guide to keeping your practice open

Health equity

COVID-19 FAQs: Health equity in pandemic

COVID-19 health equity resources

States tracking COVID-19 race and ethnicity data

International medical graduates

COVID-19 FAQs: Guidance for international medical graduates

Senior physicians

Senior physician COVID-19 resource guide

Medical education: Residents, medical students and faculty 

Medical education COVID-19 resource guide 

AMA guiding principles to protect learners responding to COVID-19

Guiding principles to protect resident & fellow physicians responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 resources for medical educators

Loan and grant info for residents & medical students during COVID-19

Protecting underrepresented students and residents during COVID-19

Medical students

COVID-19 FAQs: Guidance for medical students

Women in medicine

      —COVID-19 resource guide: Women in medicine

Serology testing

      —Serological testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Map of the coronavirus outbreak

View an online dashboard to visualize and track reported COVID-19 cases on a daily timescale.

Advocacy

Every day, the AMA is fighting to remove the obstacles physicians face while confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. The AMA is listening to physicians and will continue to channel their collective voices into action.

Map of the coronavirus outbreak

View an online dashboard to visualize and track reported COVID-19 cases on a daily timescale.

Medical ethics

AMA Journal of Ethics® videocast

In this video edition of Ethics Talk, journal editor in chief, Audiey Kao, MD, talks with Matt Wuerker about his artistic process in creating cartoons that speak to matters of politics and policy arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ethics pandemic guidance series

Read articles based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics to guide physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AMA Code of Medical Ethics—pandemic guidance

Prescribing medications responsibly in a pandemic 

Providing patient care remotely in a pandemic

Fair access to limited critical care resources

Clinical research versus patient care: Conducting clinical trials 

Caring for patients at the end of life 

Clinical research versus patient care: Access experimental treatment 

Restrictive covenants and care in a pandemic

Graduating early to join the workforce

Crisis standards of care: Guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

Speaking out on issues adversely affecting patient safety in a pandemic

Access and health equity during a pandemic

Obligations to protect health care professionals

Use of patient registries during public health emergencies

Protecting public health & vulnerable populations in a pandemic

Research ethics in a public health crisis

Physicians in the media: Responsibilities to the public and the profession

Ethical practice in isolation, quarantine & contact tracing

Vaccine trials & healthy volunteers

DNR orders in a public health crisis

Prioritizing the rest of health care in a public health crisis

News and media

Explore AMA news articles on COVID-19 ethics guidance

AMA Journal of Ethics podcast and videocast

Ethics Talk: Virtue Ethics, Moral Authority, and COVID-19

Ethics Talk: Disability Community Perspectives on COVID-19

Ethics Talk: Health Equity After COVID-19

Ethics Talk: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Ethics Talk: What Are Clinicians’ Obligations to Patients Who Express Bias or Discrimination?

Ethics Talk: When and How Should ECMO Be Initiated and Removed?

Ethics Talk: Exempting Vaccinations - An Interview with Dr. Richard Pan, Special Podcast

Ethics Talk: Othering and Belonging in COVID-19

Ethics Talk Videocast: Caring for Incarcerated Individuals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ethics Talk Videocast: Advance Care Planning and End-of-life Care in the COVID-19 Era

Ethics Talk Videocast: Caring for Homeless People During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ethics Talk Videocast: Immunity Status, Social Privilege, and the Novel Coronavirus.

Ethics Talk Videocast: Vaccine Ethics and the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Ethics Talk Videocast: Antiracism, Health Equity, and a Post-COVID Future

Ethics Talk Videocast: Spread of Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ethics Talk Videocast: Polling, Politics, and Health Policy in the COVID-19 Era

Ethics Talk Videocast: Public Health, Personal Liberties, and COVID-19

Ethics Talk Videocast: Plight of Workers in Low Wage Jobs and COVID-19

Ethics Talk Videocast: White Coats for Black Lives

Ethics Talk Videocast: Social Isolation, Loneliness, and COVID-19

Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Climate Crisis

Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID-19 in US Detention Camps

Ethics Talk Videocast: Digital Spread of Pandemic Misinformation and Lies, Part 1

Ethics Talk Videocast: Digital Spread of Pandemic Misinformation and Lies, Part 2

Ethics Talk Videocast: Ethics Talk: Pandemic Poetry, Present and Profane

Ethics Talk Videocast: Embodied History, Health Justice, and COVID-19, Part 1

Ethics Talk Videocast: Embodied History, Health Justice, and COVID-19, Part 2

Ethics Talk Videocast: Revitalizing Democracy During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Part 1

Ethics Talk Videocast: Revitalizing Democracy During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Part 2

Ethics Talk Videocast: Equitable Allocation of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Solutions to Avoid Relying on Them

Ethics Talk Videocast: Publishing Science and Accelerating Discovery During and After COVID-19

Ethics Talk Videocast: Who Are You Voting For, Doc? I'm Voting For You.

Ethics Talk Videocast: Blowing the Whistle on ICE or US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ethics Talk Videocast: COVID Dermatologic Disparities Go More Than Skin Deep

Map of the coronavirus outbreak

View an online dashboard to visualize and track reported COVID-19 cases on a daily timescale.