COVID vaccine tent

US hits record COVID vaccine distribution pace

"If we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long," says CDC director.

Magnified view of COVID-19 viruses
Platelets forming a blood clot

Studies suggest link between blood clots, AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

Patients in 3 European nations developed an unusual blood clotting disorder.

Blackfeet Nation welcome sign

Reports detail high COVID-19 burden in Native Americans

Studies spotlight disease impact in Montana and control efforts in two states.

COVAX shipment

Global groups grapple with stretched COVID vaccine supply

Also, UK advisors urge people younger than 30 to get a vaccine other than AstraZeneca when available.

US COVID-19 vaccine allotment to stay the course, despite upticks

Jeff Zients says, "Now is not the time to change course on vaccine allocation,” as some states report dramatic spikes.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Mar 23, 2021
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and his COVID-19 work, including the very successful Osterholm Update: COVID-19 podcast, was profiled by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Jan 23, 2021
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and colleagues have a commentary in Health Affairs on bolstering US pandemic resilience. 

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).

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The Osterholm Quote

“Anybody who will tell you exactly what the level of herd immunity is [for COVID-19], is also likely to want to sell you a bridge.”