Pile of molnupiravir pills

FDA panel recommends molnupiravir, first pill for COVID-19

Merck's pill is on track to be the first approved treatment for COVID-19 infections.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Global Omicron COVID variant detections rise as experts seek answers

Global officials are assessing how the variant will affect the arc of the pandemic.

SARS-CoV-2 viruses, highly magnified

Biden says no new lockdowns for Omicron COVID-19 variant

Heads of vaccine firms say they can quickly retool existing vaccines to address the variant if needed.

COVID vaccination sign in Italy

COVID-19 vaccines may have saved 500,000 lives in Europe

One study suggests the shots saved about 470,000 people 60 years and older in Europe.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Nov 21 2021
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, was interviwed by Twin Cities Business to discuss masking, boosters, health care infrastructure, and politics.

Oct 15 2021
Clinical Infectious Diseases
 review article led by CIDRAP scientists, on how SARS-CoV-2 dose may affect infection rates, but current data do not show an association between viral dose and COVID-19 severity.

Sep 20, 2021
An Assessment of Antibiotic Stewardship Components of Certification Programs in US Animal Agriculture Using the Antibiotic Stewardship Assessment Tool was co-authored by CIDRAP staff (Jamie Umber, DVM, MPH, & Kristine Moore, MD, MPH) and published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Sep 14, 2021
Cory Anderson, MPH, was featured as one of the UMN graduate students blazing new paths in the One Health movement, discussing his passion both personal and professional when it comes to chronic wasting disease.

More Inside CIDRAP


Nov 30, 2021
  • 'Long COVID' and chronic fatigue
  • COVID-19 myocarditis in athletes
  • Fast food antibiotics
Nov 29, 2021
  • COVID-19 and neurologic problems
  • COVID reinfection less severe
  • Novel H1 flu in Oklahoma
  • CWD detected in Idaho deer
  • Avian flu in Iran, Europe, China

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Nov 29, 2021
  • EU veterinary antimicrobial sales
  • Extensively resistant Klebsiella
  • Veterinary antibiotic stewardship app


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The Osterholm Quote

"We're seeing a variant that has the capability of high transmissibility, meaning that it's very readily transmitted, and that has been the variant that ultimately wins the kind of the king of the hill for the viruses, as Delta basically replaced Alpha, which replaced previous strains."