Wheelchair patient with doctor, both wearing masks

High ratings, more COVID tests tied to fewer nursing home outbreaks

A higher quality rating was tied to fewer outbreaks.

Masked business owner opening store

Mixed messages hamstring US COVID-19 response

Female doctor with mask eyewear

Global COVID-19 total closes in on 30 million

Door-to-door COVID-19 survey in India

India's COVID-19 total tops 5 million as cases rise in Europe

India reports 93,824 new cases, continuing its trend of reporting more daily cases than any other nation.

COVID vaccine vials

Feds unveil COVID vaccine distribution plans amid HHS shakeup

HHS and the Defense Department release 2 documents that outline steps to deliver vaccine.

Woman sick in bed

Fears of a 'perfect storm' as flu season nears

A COVID-influenza one-two punch could stretch the nation's hospitals to capacity.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

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. 

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan

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The Osterholm Quote

"We really have another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead of us [with COVID-19]. That's what I'm concerned about today. I don't go back and replay February and March. I play right now."