Study: Severe COVID, higher viral loads, immune response linked to obesity

The mechanisms behind the strong link the researchers found could be from many factors, from impaired cardiac or respiratory function to impaired immune response.

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Florida and Texas lead US COVID-19 surge

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Thailand and Vietnam extend COVID measures

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CDC: Delta as contagious as chickenpox

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases may be as infectious as those in unvaccinated people, says the CDC.

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Studies: COVID tied to persistent cognitive deficits in seniors

Findings suggest that the ligering effects may be part of "long COVID" and shine a light on more research questions, such as what memory type is involved and if there are racial differences.

Trial supports shorter antibiotics for UTIs in men

A randomized clinical trial found 7 days of antibiotics noninferior to 14 days.

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WHO chief warns of losing progress against pandemic

Several factors, not just the more transmissible Delta variant, are fueling rise that threatens oxygen and medical supplies, especially in lower income countries.


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May 12, 2021
Barriers and activities to implementing or expanding influenza vaccination programs in low- and middle-income countries: A global surveyng paper published by Vaccines is co-authored by CIDRAP staff (Kristine Moore, MD, MPH, Maya Peters, MPH, and Meredith Arpey, MPH).

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. 

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The Osterholm Quote

"Data that showed a year ago that showed kids were only infrequently infected [by COVID-19], or only infrequently transmitting the virus, we now know is not the case. These [updated CDC] guidelines [on masking in schools] are really reflecting the science as we now have it today."