This is a temporary resource section designed to support the CE4AMR community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources listed and shared here are specific to COVID-related antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance, or COVID and pandemic-linked community engagement and will be updated regularly. Any suggestions of resources are very welcome. Please email Jess (j.mitchell1@Leeds.ac.uk) to have your resource uploaded.
COVID-19 and AMR (including antibiotic use and misuse)
GARDP report on learning from COVID to tackle AMR
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Antimicrobial Resistance have published a Pro-Con debate on the impact of COVID-19 on AMR:
- PRO: The COVID-19 pandemic will result in increased antimicrobial resistance rates
- CON: COVID-19 will not result in increased antimicrobial resistance prevalence
Could COVID-19 be fueling drug resistance? A Wellcome Trust discussion.
Nieuwlaat, R., Mbuagbaw, L., Mertz, D., Burrows, L., Bowdish, D., Moja, L., Wright, G. D., & Schünemann, H. J. (2020). COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance: Parallel and Interacting Health Emergencies. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, ciaa773. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa773
Mazdeyasna, H, Nori, P, Patel, P et al. Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Core of COVID-19 response Efforts: Implication for sustaining and building programmes. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 22, 23 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11908-020-00734-x
Murray, A., K. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak: Global implications for antimicrobial resistance. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01020
Hsu, How covid-19 is accelerating the threat of antimicrobial resistance. . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1983
Desai, A., N. Discussing the ABCs of health security – antibiotic resistance, biothreats and coronavirus. JAMA. 2020. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2019.21022
Antimicrobial resistance in the age of COVID-19. Nature Microbiology Editorial. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-020-0739-4
Commentary on parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and AMR by former UK chief medical officer, Sally Davies https://www.ft.com/content/84f50406-82ee-11ea-b6e9-a94cffd1d9bf
International livestock institute: The straw that might break the camel’s back: Exploring the link between COVID-19 and antibiotic resistance in low and middle income countries.
Antibiotic Resistance Coalition: COVID-19’s implications for Global health and AMR
WHO warns overuse of antibiotics will cause more deaths. The Guardian
WHO infographic on COVID-19 and AMR
Pan American Health Organization infographic on COVID-19 and AMR
Community engagement during COVID-19 (and other pandemics)
Covid-19 and community mitigation strategies in a pandemic
Marston, C., Renedo. A., Miles, S. Community engagement is crucial in a pandemic. The Lancet. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31054-0
Ebrahim, S., H., Ahmed, Q., A., Gozzer, E., Schlagenhauf, E., Memish, Z., ACovid-19 and community mitigation strategies in a pandemic.
Global network of people living with HIV. Lessons learnt from the HIV response for COVID-19: Building community resilience.
Laverack, G., Manoncourt, E. Key experiences of community engagement and social mobilization in the Ebola response. Global Health Promotion. 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975915606674
Gillespie, A., M., Obregon, R., El Asawi, R. et al. Social mobilisation and community engagement central to the Ebola response in West Africa: Lessons for future public health emergencies. Global Health: Science and practice. 2014. DOI:
LMIC-specific reports on COVID-19
Martinez-Alverez, M. et al. COVID-19 pandemic in West Africa. Lancet: Global Health. 2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30123-6
Hopman, J., Allergranzi, B., Mehtar, S. Managing COVID-19 in low and middle income countries. JAMA. 2020. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.4169
Poole, D., M., Escudero, D., J., Gostin, L., O. et al. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises. International Journal of Equity Health. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01162-y
Imperial college London, MRC centre for Global infection disease analysis. Forecasting the healthcare burden of COVID-19 in LMICs.
, et al. Protecting children in low-income and middle-income countries from COVID-19. BMJ Global Health. 2020. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002844
Why are Africa’s coronavirus successes being overlooked? The Guardian.
AfricaAHEAD coronavirus resources specific to African contexts but can be modified for other LMIC settings
Other useful COVID-19 resource hubs
Tips for collecting primary data in a Covid-19 era | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Collated by Fiona Samuels
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Antimicrobial Resistance shared this fantastic COVID and AMR thread on twitter for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: COVID-19 resource Hub
Irish Global Health network: COVID-19 resources for LMICs
The Lancet: COVID-19 resource centre
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: COVID-19 Research in Action