Resources for Journalists

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new virus strain, SARS-CoV-2, that has not been previously identified in humans. See below for a collection of resources to help you cover the Coronavirus story as it unfolds (Please note: additional resources are available to journalists who are logged in).

AusSMC Expert Reactions and briefings

SMC NZ Expert Reactions

Latest news and research from Scimex

UK SMC Resources

Up-to-date information on new COVID-19 cases in Australia


Map and graph of global cases of coronavirus by John Hopkins CSSE

COVID-19/Coronavirus from the Australian Academy of Science. This will be updated as they create more videos.

Video from the Doherty Institute:

From the Australian Academy of Science: