Coronavirus (covid-19): Latest news and resources

Mary John Posted Apr 6, 2020


This page collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.

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Resources for clinicians

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A visual guide correct PPE for patient contact primary and secondary care

last updated 4 Apr 2020

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A visual guide to remote consultations with people displaying covid-19 symptoms

last updated 25 Mar 2020

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A visual overview of assessment of people with covid-19 in primary care

last updated 17 Mar 2020

What you need to know

Latest coverage from The BMJ

Updated 3 April 2020

Most read

BMJ Journals

Articles from the BMJ's specialty journals

Podcasts from the BMJ's specialty journals

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ's clinical decision support tool

BMJ Learning

Interactive, peer reviewed learning modules from BMJ

What we currently understand about the virus

Recorded on 10 Feb 2020



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Coronavirus News

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

Coronavirus Opinion

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020






Last June, BMJ joined Yale University and Cold Spring Harbor lab to launch medRxiv ("med-archive"), a preprint server for the rapid dissemination of research articles in clinical medicine. medRxiv has posted a number of preprints about the new coronavirus that has emerged from China. This means that anyone working on responses can have a complete article to examine.

Read all of the preprints posted about Coronavirus.

Cold Spring Harbor lab also runs bioRxiv, which has been sharing articles about basic research on the virus responsible. MedRxiv stands ready to publish further preprints relating to the virus. Submit your pre-print here.

Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China (2019-nCoV) represents a significant and urgent threat to global health.

We call on researchers, journals and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.

We affirm the commitment to the principles set out in the 2016 Statement on data sharing in public health emergencies, and will seek to ensure that the World Health Organization has rapid access to emerging findings that could aid the global response.

Specifically, we commit to work together to help ensure:

• all peer-reviewed research publications relevant to the outbreak are made immediately open access, or freely available at least for the duration of the outbreak

• research findings relevant to the outbreak are shared immediately with the WHO upon journal submission, by the journal and with author knowledge

• research findings are made available via preprint servers before journal publication, or via platforms that make papers openly accessible before peer review, with clear statements regarding the availability of underlying data

• researchers share interim and final research data relating to the outbreak, together with protocols and standards used to collect the data, as rapidly and widely as possible - including with public health and research communities and the WHO

• authors are clear that data or preprints shared ahead of submission will not pre-empt its publication in these journals

We intend to apply the principles of this statement to similar outbreaks in the future where there is a significant public health benefit to ensuring data is shared widely and rapidly.

We urge others to make the same commitments. If your organisation is committed to supporting these principles, please contact us ( and we will add your organisation to the list of signatories


Academy of Medical Sciences, UK

African Academy of Sciences

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response / Biodefense Advanced Research and Development Authority, USA

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The British Medical Journal (BMJ)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Gulbenkian Science Institute

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), USA

Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

The Department for International Development (DFID)

DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Dutch Research Council (NWO)


EcoHealth Alliance


Epicentre – MSF

European Respiratory Journal

ERJ Open Research

F1000 Research Limited

Fondation Merieux

Food & Drug Administration, USA

French National Research Agency (ANR)

The Global Health Network

Global Virus Network


Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale), France

The Institut Pasteur

International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC)

International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)

Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

Johnson & Johnson

The Lancet

Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)

Medical Research Council (UK)

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)


Merck Research Laboratories

Microbide Limited

National Academy of Medicine, USA

National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA

National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italy

New England Journal of Medicine

Office of Global Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, USA

Portland Press


The Research Council of Norway

The Royal Society

Science Europe

Science Foundation Ireland


South African Medical Research Council


Taylor & Francis

ZonMW - The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development

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