Patient in ICU bed

WHO trial finds no benefit of 4 drugs for hospital COVID patients

Neither remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir, nor interferon-beta-1a—prevented death or other serious outcomes. 

Man wearing mask in window

CDC shortens COVID quarantine, adds holiday travel advice

The CDC advises 10 days of quarantine with no symptoms and 7 days if no symptoms and a negative test.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Nov 9, 2020
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has been named as part of President-elect Joe Biden's 13-member COVID-19 Advisory Board. The board comprises leading public health experts who will advise Biden, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, and the transition team’s COVID-19 staff.

Nov 5, 2020
CIDRAP announced today that it has received a grant from the Carlson Family Foundation to support CIDRAP’s COVID-19 news coverage and related activities.

Sep 30, 2020
CIDRAP has been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust to support the enhancement and international reach of the CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (CIDRAP-ASP).

Aug 7, 2020
New York Times editorial 
on the need of another restrictive lockdown to saves lives and the economy, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and Neel Kashkari, MBA, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Apr 28, 2020
New York Times editorial 
on the status of COVID-19 testing and shortcomings, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and Mark Olshaker.

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The Osterholm Quote

"I shudder to imagine what things might be like in two weeks....Once you go over the [COVID-19] case cliff, where you have so many cases that you overwhelm the system, basically at that point when you fall off that case cliff, you’re going to see mortality rates go up substantially."