COVID-19 Social Media Resources

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NIH Research

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Learn more on #clinicaltrials related to #coronavirus #COVID19 & consider joining one today to help be a part of the research into new treatments: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=COVID-19

#NIH’s @nlm_news is expanding access to scientific papers on #coronavirus for researchers, care providers, the public, & for text-mining research through PubMed Central. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ #COVID19

People's health & safety remains paramount to #NIH, including our grantees. Due to #COVID19 impact, we want to assure you that NIH will do our part to help you con't your research. Find the latest guidance here, including late application policy https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters/corona-virus.htm #coronavirus

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A recent study found that the virus that causes #COVID19 can be detected in aerosols for up to 3 hours and on plastic & stainless steel for up to 3 days. It emphasizes the importance of hand washing & disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/study-suggests-new-coronavirus-may-remain-surfaces-days #coronavirus

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#NIH is researching ways to treat and prevent coronaviruses, including #COVID19. We’re working with a wide network of collaborators from academia, industry & other gov’t agencies to develop these treatments quickly & safely. https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses-therapeutics-vaccines

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This is a 3D print of a SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes #COVID19—virus particle. The virus surface (blue) is covered with spike proteins (red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. #coronavirus

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The outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel #coronavirus was first detected in China and is now in 100+ countries, including the U.S. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (#COVID19). #NIH

Mental Health

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The uncertainty around #COVID19 can have a profound impact on mental health. Reach out and #BeThe1To help someone in emotional pain. Learn more from #NIH’s @NIMHgov: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml #coronavirus

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The stress of #COVID19 can have a profound impact on mental health. It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor & major stressors, so you know when to seek help. Here are 5 things to know about stress from #NIH’s @NIMHgov: http://nimh.nih.gov/stress #coronavirus

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It can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty about #COVID19. Although people respond to stressful situations in different ways, taking steps can help you manage stress. Visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for more info.

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Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. Find out how you can improve your mental health from @MedlinePlus:https://medlineplus.gov/mentalhealth.html

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The uncertainty around #COVID19 can have a profound impact on mental health. Reach out and #BeThe1To help someone in emotional pain by asking, keeping them safe, being there, helping them connect, and staying connected. Learn more from NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health.
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

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The stress of #COVID19 can have a profound impact on mental health. It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor & major stressors, so you know when to seek help. Here are five things to know about stress from NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health.
http://nimh.nih.gov/stress

“Alternative” Treatments

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With #coronavirus dominating news coverage, there have been reports of “alternative” remedies to prevent infection with #COVID19. #NIH’s @NIH_NCCIH reminds us there is no scientific evidence that any alternative remedy can prevent or cure the illness. Learn more: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/in-the-news-in-the-news-coronavirus-and-alternative-treatments

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With #coronavirus dominating news coverage, there have been reports of “alternative” remedies to prevent infection with #COVID19 or to treat the virus. The NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [tag]reminds us there is no scientific evidence that any of these alternative remedies can prevent or cure COVID-19. In fact, some of these treatments may not be safe to consume.
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/in-the-news-in-the-news-coronavirus-and-alternative-treatments

Communicating About COVID-19

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Find out what communicators can do to help inform the public about #COVID19 without inciting a panic. Read the latest #NIH Science, Health, and Public Trust post: https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/science-health-public-trust/perspectives/science-health-public-trustcommunicating-about-covid-19 #coronavirus

While searching for health information online, use common sense. To find health information you can trust, you have to know where and how to look. These tips from @MedlinePlus can help: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000869.htm

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Find out what communicators can do to help inform the public about #COVID19 without inciting a panic. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) [tag], has said, “We in the public health sector must be crystal clear in articulating exactly what we know and what we still need to know about the threat, and in helping people understand how this new risk compares to risks they willingly assume every day. With that perspective, people will be better able to understand what rational steps they can take to protect themselves.” Read the latest #NIH Science, Health, and Public Trust post:
https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/science-health-public-trust/perspectives/science-health-public-trustcommunicating-about-covid-19

Social Distancing

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Preventing a rise in new #COVID19 cases requires all of us to commit to social distancing. Help protect the immunocompromised, older individuals, and health care workers by publicly pledging to flatten the curve. Learn more: https://youtu.be/wKX1PQTz5_M #coronavirus

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Preventing a rise in new #COVID19 cases requires all of us to commit to social distancing. Why is this important? Social distancing helps protect the immunocompromised, older individuals, and health care workers. Dr. Francis Collins, NIH director, explains in detail in this blog post: https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/03/19/to-beat-covid-19-social-distancing-is-a-must/

Help protect vulnerable populations by publicly pledging to flatten the curve. Learn more: https://youtu.be/wKX1PQTz5_M #coronavirus

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

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There is currently no vaccine to prevent #COVID19. The best way to prevent illness is to minimize exposure. It spreads mainly from people in close contact (within about 6 feet) & through respiratory droplets from an infected person's cough/sneeze. #coronavirus

Take steps to slow the spread of #COVID19: wash your hands often; avoid touching your eyes, nose, & mouth; avoid close contact w/ those who are sick; practice 6 feet of social distancing; stay home if you’re sick; & disinfect frequently. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html #coronavirus

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What are germs? How do they spread? And how can I protect myself and others from germs? Learn all the answers to your questions @MedlinePlus: https://medlineplus.gov/germsandhygiene.html

Slow the Spread: Washing Hands

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Wash hands properly to slow #COVID19.

1. Wet hands w/ clean, running water; apply soap.
2. Lather hands by running together w/ soap.
3. Scrub hands for >20 sec.
4. Rinse hands under clean, running water.
5. Dry hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

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Wash your hands properly to slow the spread of #COVID19.

1. Wet your hands with clean, running water; apply soap.
2. Lather your hands by running them together with soap.
3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

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Wash your hands properly to slow the spread of #COVID19.

1. Wet your hands with clean, running water; apply soap.
2. Lather your hands by running them together with soap.
3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

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Staying Active

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Practice social distancing by staying inside to slow the spread of #COVID19. While you are helping others by staying inside, don't forget to help yourself as well! Staying physically active is important. Dance, do yoga—anything to help you move for 150 minutes per week.

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Social distancing is not social isolation! It is important for older adults to stay connected. Try calling or video chatting with friends and family. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/infographics/stay-connected-combat-loneliness-and-social-isolation

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Social distancing is a good time to pick a new hobby like gardening, puzzles, or online board games. Here’s a guide to getting started from NIH’s National Institute on Aging: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/infographics/stay-connected-combat-loneliness-and-social-isolation

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At home because of #COVID19? There are plenty of ways older adults can get exercise around the house. Try one of the Nat’l Institute on Aging’s workout videos, doing housework, or gardening. Exercising can boost your overall mood and keep you moving! https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/workout-videos/

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Are you feeling anxiety around #COVID19? Studies show that exercise can help enhance your mood and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety. While you’re practicing social distancing, complete an exercise video, do housework, or practice yoga.

Graphic: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/infographics/emotional-benefits-exercise-feel-good-go4life

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#HealthTip: Download an app to your phone, computer, or other device to remind yourself to take #PhysicalActivity breaks. Learn about a variety of activities you can to do stay active from @NIDDKgov. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/staying-active-at-any-size #HealthyLiving

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Getting motivated to be active can be hard, especially indoors. @NIDDKgov has tips to get you started. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/tips-get-active/tips-starting-physical-activity#HealthyLiving #Exercise

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How can you walk while staying at home? Try keeping a comfortable pace in your living room or walking up and down your stairs. Learn more from @NIDDKgov: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/walking-step-right-direction

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The CDC​ [tag] recommends that Americans practice social distancing to help slow the spread of #COVID19; however, this does not mean social isolation or inactivity. It is important for older adults to stay connected--even from a distance--with friends and family through the phone or online. Try exercising to boost your mood and energy, or picking up a new hobby like gardening or online board games. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/infographics/stay-connected-combat-loneliness-and-social-isolation

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Social distancing does not mean that physical activity and exercise have to stop. There are plenty of ways for older adults to get exercise around the house. #NIH’s National Institute on Aging - NIH [tag] offers exercise videos specifically for older adults to do around the house. Find strength, balance, and flexibility workouts to get you moving. Be active and stay healthy from your own home! https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/workout-videos/

Download the animated GIF “Exercise Move More”

Healthy Eating

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Wondering how to eat healthy while you’re at home? Check out NHLBI’s Delicious Heart Healthy Eating page to find heart-healthy recipes in a variety of cuisines that you can try. #COVID19 #coronavirus https://healthyeating.nhlbi.nih.gov/

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Looking for heart healthy recipes to try while inside? Find delicious recipes and helpful tips that can help you lower high blood pressure and cholesterol on the #NIH’s @NIH_NHLBI DASH Eating Plan page athttps://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-plan #COVID19 #coronavirus

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Having more time home can be a great time to try a new home cooked meal! Try these easy and sample recipes. These recipes are delicious and can help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol.https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-plan #COVID19 #coronavirus

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Be mindful of your snacking while staying inside. Use this recipe to quickly make a delicious salsa. Check out #NIH’s @NIH_NHLBI Delicious Heart Healthy Eating page for a variety of DASH-friendly, heart healthy recipes.https://healthyeating.nhlbi.nih.gov/ #COVID19 #coronavirus

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Cooking from home more? @MedlinePlus has healthy recipes—try something new! https://medlineplus.gov/recipes/

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When you are stuck indoors, don’t forget to snack smart with healthy options like apples, low-fat cheese, and carrots. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/myths-nutrition-physical-activity#COVID19 #coronavirus

Download the animated GIF “Eat Healthier”

Sleep

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In the current situation we are all looking for ways to boost our immune system. Studies suggest that sleep may boost the immune system and play a key role in fighting infections. See the table below for general #sleep recommendations based on age group. https://go.usa.gov/xvq32 #COVID19 #coronavirus

Relaxation Techniques

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The uncertainty around #COVID19 can cause stress & anxiety that impacts your mental & physical health. #NIH’s @NIH_NCCIH has resources on relaxation techniques for health, like meditation & yoga, that you can incorporate into daily activities: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/stress/relaxation.htm #coronavirus

Download the animated GIF “Deep Breaths to Manage Stress”

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The uncertainty around #COVID19 can cause stress and anxiety that impacts your mental and physical health. The NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [tag] has resources on relaxation techniques for health, like meditation and yoga, that you can incorporate into daily activities: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/stress/relaxation.htm

Download the animated GIF “Deep Breaths to Manage Stress”

Planning Ahead

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A medical crisis can strike anyone at any age and it is important to be prepared. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you want. Now is a great time to work on advance care planning so you are prepared later.
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/advance-care-planning-healthcare-directives
#COVID19 #coronavirus

Cancer and COVID-19

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If you have cancer, NIH’s @theNCI has information on how to protect yourself from infection with #COVID19:https://cancer.gov/contact/emergency-preparedness/coronavirus#if-i-have-cancer-how-can-i-protect-myself#coronavirus

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What should people with cancer know about #COVID19? The National Cancer Institute [tag] provides guidance and resources.
https://cancer.gov/contact/emergency-preparedness/coronavirus#if-i-have-cancer-how-can-i-protect-myself

ASL Resources

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Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community can learn about #COVID19 from @CDCgov’s ASL YouTube channel. It covers prevention, risk factors, disease management & more: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J #coronavirus

Training for COVID-19 Workers

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It is important for #COVID19 workers like doctors & nurses to take extra precautions to stay healthy. To help, #NIH’s @NIEHS launched a website to train workers to protect their own health.https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/covid19worker/ #coronavirus

Student E-Learning

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Looking for #STEM learning options related to #COVID19? @NIHSEPA projects across the country have developed teaching resources on viruses and infectious diseases that can be used for remote learning. https://nihsepa.org/news/information-for-educators-on-novel-coronavirus #NIGMSVirtualLearning #coronavirus

Looking for free #VirtualLearning activities? @NIGMS has a collection of digital education resources you can use to engage students in science, from pre-K through grade 12. Check out their #BiomedicalBeat blog for more: https://bit.ly/33KXjJn #NIGMSVirtualLearning

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An online interactive health literacy toolkit called #KnowTheScience from @NIH_NCCH can be used to help sort out complex scientific topics that relate to health research. It’s available in English and Spanish as “Conozca la ciencia.” https://nccih.nih.gov/health/know-science

This page last reviewed on April 24, 2020