Woman getting COVID-19 shot

Heads of COVID vaccine firms promise dose ramp-up

Pending FDA approval, Johnson & Johnson is prepared to deliver 100 million doses by mid-summer.

Colon imaging

Study supports fluoroquinolone-sparing treatment for diverticulitis

Data indicate amoxicillin-clavulanate is safe and effective and may cut the risk of fluoroquinolone-related harms.

White flags representing COVID-19 deaths

US COVID-19 death toll hits 500,000 as hospital cases drop

It took only 1 month for the nation's death tally to grow from 400,000 to 500,000.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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).

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.

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The Osterholm Quote

"If we have large segments of the population that say, ‘Oh I’m not gonna get the vaccinated now,’ we very well could see ongoing transmission that would make it more challenging to get back to that new normal.”