Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most dangerous challenges this world has faced in our lifetime. The meaning and impact of COVID-19 have taken on many forms and hit everyone in a unique and deeply personal way. However, above all It is a humanitarian crisis with severe health and socio-economic consequences that has required an immediate and unprecedented response.
The technology communities aboard and more pointedly developers globally have united to do what they can in answering this global call to action in the fight against CORVID19.
While API’s aren’t able to cure the effects or provide a vaccine for CORVID-19, they can provide valuable data to track, report, and keep everyone up-to-date with the latest reported news. Now I know I said TOP5 but there are over 100+ API resources in total for you to choose from based on your particular business drivers, goals, and overall organizational needs.
So, dive in and I hope you find as I have found these resources to be helpful but more importantly valuable and reliable sources for collecting and reporting on critical CORVID-19 issues or events in your area of the globe.
Above all else Stay Safe, Stay Vigilant, Stay Healthy, and Stay Positive.
Without further ado here are my TOP 5 API resources along with some bonus content for tracking, collecting, and reporting on CORVID-19.
More than 25 API Resources for tracking CORVID19
The global reach of informational sources
P OSTMAN CORVID-19 API Resource Center (@getPostman)
Browse the extensive list of APIs and API resources or submit your own. The Postman team is also working to create new API collections that will provide you with access to vital data sets that can be quickly deployed from APIs using existing data sets.
All data has complied with official sources like WHO, CDC, and EDCD.
Run all APIs in your POSTMAN environment for testing purposes.
JOHNS HOPKINS CORVID-19 MAP (@JohnsHopkins)
An excellent resource for tracking CORVID-19 cases globally.
Follow cases and trends globally. All information is updated daily.
Public resources for finding testing data, resources, and insight.
COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking)
A quality public data source for accessing current trends and statistical data.
repository Thoughtfully insightful data with letter grades for data quality and reliability.
The project focuses primarily on the US. So, if you live abroad this one might not be for you. Nonetheless it’s an impressive array of investigative options and should be added to your bookmark list.
Github COVID-19 News Resources
Github is a resource chock-full of valuable and useful projects coving COVID-19 below are the three I use for the latest news. However, if you’re looking more a broader and more comprehensive list then I’d recommend you check out this post from DICE and written by Nick Kolakowski (@nkolakowski).
New York Times COVID-19 Data (@nytimes)
Collection of US cases and data
World Health Organization CORVID-19 (@WHO)
Collection of global cases and data
The Economist COVID-19 tracker (@TheEconomist)
Collection of the global death count