COVID 19: Free news & resources

Optimum aims to provide you with the most informative insights on the current COVID-19 pandemic. The below renowned publications are striving to provide the best and most timely research, analysis, and news coverage of COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. All content is currently free to access and is available at the below links.

Scientific Journals


The Cell Press Coronavirus Resource Hub provides content about the outbreak as it appears in Cell Press journals.  (some free articles)


The latest news and opinion from Nature on the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Nature also provides the Latest SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research articles.


Science provides Research, Commentary, and News articles.

The British Medical Journal

Provides health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, the latest news, comments, and research from BMJ.

The Lancet

The Covid-19 resource centre brings together the publication’s content covering the pandemic to assist health workers and researchers.

The New England Journal of Medicine

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary

Trade Media


BioCentury provides resources and coverage for COVID-19: COVID-19 therapies and vaccines: Clinical & Preclinical, COVID-19 Trial Timeline, Status of regulatory meetings, Healthcare Conference Watch and Resources for Researchers.


BioWorld’s ongoing coverage divided into three critical tables:

  • Vaccines and therapeutics in development
  • Diagnostics on the market and in development
  • Clinical trials of biopharma and med-tech products affected by COVID-19

European Patients Forum

Based on the recommendations of Prof. Jean-Michel Dogné, Head of the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Namur, as well as input from their members, EPF is sharing credible figures, research articles and reports on COVID-19 and its effects on the patient and medical community.


The publication provides guides, interviews and analysis of Biotech companies during this pandemic.


Keeps up to date with the latest pharmaceutical and healthcare news as the pandemic evolves.

International Press

Financial Times

A large selection of articles covering all aspects of the pandemic’s effects updated daily.

The Economist

The Economist analyses every aspect of the pandemic—from the science to its political, economic and social consequences—with rigour and a global perspective.

The Wall Street Journal

WSJ provides its readers with the following sections:  Live Updates, Symptoms, Who’s Hiring, You Ask, We Answer, State Lockdowns, Daily Life, Testing and Treatment and Daily Video Briefing

A note on all upcoming events…

Many industry conferences have been cancelled, postponed or scheduled to deliver the event digitally. We will keep you posted in our monthly newsletter Optimum Connections and host the information on our website for easy access.