March Air Reserve Base in California

Report: HHS put repatriated US citizens at risk for COVID-19

Agencies didn't perform in the roles identified for the emergency return of US citizens, the GAO says.

Woman receiving COVID vaccine in Pennsylvania
India medical team

India's COVID-19 surge intensifies

Vaccination of older man in Brazil

Global COVID pace hits new high as deaths top 3 million

"Big numbers can make us numb. But each one of these deaths is a tragedy for families, communities, and nations."

Drawing the Moderna COVID vaccine into a syringe

All US adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

With thousands of new places to get a vaccine, 9 of 10 Americans live within 5 miles of an immunization site.

Brain MRI

COVID-19 damages brain without infecting it, study suggests

Brain abnormalities could explain the confusion and delirium of severe COVID-19.

COVID-19 medical team

COVID hospital death rates fall, but impact still high

In-hospital COVID death rates are declining, but the virus still poses substantial risk, including a doubled death rate in surgical patients.


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."