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Coronavirus (COVID-19)



Coronavirus Research Database (To access, click on the link, search for "Buffalo" under "Find Your Library," choose "BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, "and then enter your library card number where it asks for "Barcode".)

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

A comprehensive medical website from the National Library of Medicine. Includes information on diseases and medications, and directories of hospitals, physicians and organizations. Virtual Tour

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA): Health Care
Includes 855,000 physician and dentist listings throughout the U.S.

Information from the CDC and WHO

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Latest news and updates on COVID 19 in the United States including the number of US COVID 19 infections, Frequently Asked Questions, handouts and posters and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in communities. Additional information on symptoms and testing, what to do if you are sick, caring for someone at home and daily life and coping is also provided.

World Health Organization
Find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) including the tally of confirmed cases worldwide, news releases and information on COVID 19 as well as myth busting fact sheets.

Community and Local Links

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine
This link will help you determine if you are eligible to receive the vaccine in NYS.                          
City of Buffalo Alert Center
Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in your area.                              

Erie County Department of Health
Information on COVID 19 from the Erie County Department of Health for the general public, health care professionals, schools, childcare providers and businesses in Erie County.                                                                                                                                          

Feed More WNY
FeedMore WNY is working diligently to react to the ever-changing developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and to prepare for the potential expansion of illness throughout our community.                                                                                                                                                           
New York State Department of Health
Information on COVID 19 including number of cases in New York State, symptoms, and prevention. 

Western New York Library Resources Council – Hospital Library Services Program
Information on COVID 19 from the CDC, National Library of Medicine and other sources. 

Childcare Resource Network
Childcare Resource Network (CCRN) is a nonprofit organization that works to help families find child care, educate and empower child care providers, and advocate for the children of Erie County and Western New York.

Talking to Kids About Covid-19
This is a guide put together by the National Association of School Psychologists about to effectively discuss covid-19 with children.

Fact Checking                                                                                                                                                         
Definitions of Frequently Used Terms
There is a lot of medical terminology being used. This article by NPR explains what some of the terms mean.
Nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control
The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As the potentially deadly virus spread from Wuhan, China, to the rest of the world, misinformation tagged along.

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