News & Perspective

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018

News Scan for Mar 22, 2018

Fed budget bill and public health
CEPI, Georgetown partnership

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Jan 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

News Scan for Jan 19, 2018

HHS government shutdown plan
Saudi MERS
Mutated flu virus for vaccine
Yellow fever in Brazil
Polio in Afghanistan

Dec 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Ebola virus

Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance

Researchers are relieved to resume experiments, but some public health questions remain.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

News Scan for Sep 28, 2017

More H3N2v infections
3-strain Ebola vaccine
US food safety efforts
ID surveillance platform

Jul 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017
Mouse mom

Animal study suggests vaccines block in-utero Zika transmission

In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

News Scan for May 17, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Health providers work through ILI
N95 protection for nurses
Support for NIH funding

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

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