Man wearing 2 facemasks

Double masking amid COVID-19 not backed by research, experts say

A study assessing use of a medical mask under a cloth mask for COVID-19 has some scientists concerned.

vaccination center

ACIP takes up J&J COVID-19 vaccine pause tomorrow


COVID outpatients don't benefit from hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir-ritonavir

The study from 10 Brazilian cities adds to mounting evidence that the two drugs shouldn't be used in the treatment of COVID-19.

Antibiotic susceptibility test

Antibiotic development, stewardship advocates see window of opportunity

"COVID-19 has really put a spotlight on the importance of preparedness."

Female hospital patient wearing mask

Racial minorities at higher risk for COVID-19 hospitalization, ICU care

Results confirm findings from earlier in the pandemic that highlighted racial disparities.

COVID vaccination

US administers 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

More than 50% of all Americans and 80% of seniors have had at least one dose of vaccine.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

April 12, 2021
CIDRAP Director and previous Bush Fellowship award winner Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, was recently profiled by the Bush Foundation.

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.

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The Osterholm Quote

"If there is any sense that something is being hidden [about the COVID-19 vaccines], I think that will create irreparable harm from a credibility standpoint to our ability to continue to pursue these vaccine programs."