COVID-19 school signs

WHO: Aggressive action needed to turn COVID-19 around

"We need leadership, community participation, and collective solidarity."

Nursing home COVID response
Older choir

Global COVID-19 total tops 12 million; WHO weighs in on airborne spread

The WHO posts a brief on transmission and launches a review panel.

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New pharma-led fund aims to boost antibiotic development

The AMR Action Fund will invest nearly $1 billion in smaller biotech firms.

Drive-through COVID-19 testing

US notes 62,000 COVID cases in another record-breaking day

"Be mindful of what happens when you open up and throw caution to the wind," Tony Fauci says.

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US prison inmates among those hit hard with COVID-19

Prison cases are 5.5 times higher—and death rates 3 times higher—than in the general population.


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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.

Apr 19, 2020
Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) CIDRAP staff developed an Influenza Response Plan to improve science preparedness for the CEIRS networks.

Mar 27, 2020
New York Times editorial on stating a number of hard truths about our current situation and how national leadership is crucial in these times, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and Mark Olshaker.

Mar 21, 2020
Washington Post
editorial on different COVID-19 mitagion strategies and the need for a unified national approach, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and Mark Olshaker.


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The Osterholm Quote

"That old adage, you don't know what you have until you lose it...I think now people are taking an inventory of all the things that we are involved in through the WHO that surely helps the world, but also helps us."