News & Perspective

Feb 06, 2020

Feb 06, 2020

Report: More states prepared for public health threat

Health advocacy group says states are more prepared to handle a public health threat this year than last year.

Jan 21, 2020

Jan 21, 2020

News Scan for Jan 21, 2020

More Ebola in DRC
New Saudi MERS case
Global influenza B
Avian flu in 6 countries
Pandemic recommendations

Dec 19, 2019

Dec 19, 2019

News Scan for Dec 19, 2019

Three more Ebola cases
Hard-boiled egg Listeria outbreak
Anthrax antibiotic contract
Telework during flulike illness
Global cholera decline

Oct 30, 2019

Oct 30, 2019
Drug production line

FDA floats drug expiration changes, other steps to address shortages

Fully 56% of hospitals reported changing patient care or delaying therapy because of drug shortages.

Oct 24, 2019

Oct 24, 2019
Health workers with sick child

Inaugural Global Health Security Index notes wide readiness gaps

In one key category, under 7% of countries scored in the highest tier.

Oct 01, 2019

Oct 01, 2019

News Scan for Oct 01, 2019

More DRC Ebola
Universal flu vaccine network launch
Passive immunity for flu
Zoonotic flu vaccine strain
Basil-linked Cyclospora
US bio-, agro-defense center head

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019
flu vaccine

Trump signs executive order to improve flu vaccines

A task force will identify priorities and monitor progress, and HHS will coordinate efforts.

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019
Pandemic preparedness personal protective equipment

Experts detail global pandemic readiness gaps, offer steps

They say the world is not prepared for a pandemic.

Sep 10, 2019

Sep 10, 2019

News Scan for Sep 10, 2019

California vaccine exemption law
'Presenteeism' in health workers
H5N6 avian flu in Vietnam

Sep 04, 2019

Sep 04, 2019
Dental assistant wearing mask

Outpatient study finds masks, respirators equally protective

Researchers find no difference in health worker infections from flu, other viruses.

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