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Apr 06, 2020

Apr 06, 2020
Stack of respirators

COMMENTARY: Respirators can be reused, but decontamination not well studied

In a pandemic, using the same respirator for 5 days, as long as it is not removed multiple times per shift, can help stretch supplies, but data are sparse on decontamination.

Mar 30, 2020

Mar 30, 2020
USNS Comfort, Navy hospital ship, in NYC

US COVID-19 death toll nears 3,000, cases exceed 160,000

A total of 1,218 fatalities have occurred in New York, the hardest-hit state.

Mar 28, 2020

Mar 28, 2020
Navy hospital ship

Global COVID-19 total tops 600,000, US surpasses 120,000

US activity is surging in New York and several other states and cities.

Mar 24, 2020

Mar 24, 2020
Ventilator tubing

New York notes dizzying COVID-19 numbers as Trump mulls lifting restrictions soon

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the COVID-19 pandemic case count is doubling every 3 days in his state, as the WHO warns that the US could become the next global epicenter.

Mar 24, 2020

News Scan for Mar 24, 2020

International AMR research projects
4-strain flu vaccine for seniors
H5N8 avian flu in Germany

Mar 21, 2020

Mar 21, 2020
Drive-through testing in New Jersey

Global COVID-19 total tops 300,000; FDA OKs rapid test

The FDA authorizes an emergency use authorization for the first point-of-care rapid test.

Mar 20, 2020

Mar 20, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 20, 2020

Antibiotic allergies in Aussie nursing homes
Drug for recurrent C diff
C diff testing intervention
Carbapenem heteroresistance
Funds for new MDR gonorrhea drug
Antibiotic developer acquired
Australian AMR plan
Early antibiotics and asthma

Mar 19, 2020

Mar 19, 2020
Woman taking white pill

Trump says FDA on fast track to approve COVID-19 drugs

President Trump is pushing the FDA to remove barriers to using an antimalarial drug.

Mar 18, 2020

Mar 18, 2020
Dengue vaccine needle and arm

Hopeful results from trials of dengue vaccine candidate

Vaccine effectiveness was 80.2% in the first 11 months and 73.3% in the first 17 months.

Mar 13, 2020

Mar 13, 2020
Fecal transplant pills

FDA warns about infections linked to fecal microbiota transplants

The alert comes after 6 patients were infected with diarrhea-causing E coli following FMT.

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