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Global COVID deaths in 2021 have topped all of last year's

COVID-19 surges continue in South America, now the hardest-hit continent, and Africa is seeing a host of vaccine issues.

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Trouble for some US COVID-19 vaccines

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High COVID vaccine uptake may protect the unvaccinated

For every 20 percentage points of vaccinated people, positive COVID-19 tests in unvaccinated children halved.

Pfizer COVID vaccine vial and syringe

Biden confirms global COVID-19 vaccine donation

The FDA has granted an extension on the shelf life of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, to 4.5 months.

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African health officials welcome COVID vaccine, other support

Elsewhere, European officials say only 30% of the population has received 1 vaccine dose.

Superbugs

WHO reveals new global antibiotic resistance data, more concerns

With more nations reporting data, troubling trends emerge, especially in low-resource nations.

Inside CIDRAP

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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. 

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Jun 11, 2021
  • MIS-C disparities in US kids
  • Muscle inflammation on COVID autopsy
  • UK monkeypox cases
  • More H10N3 avian flu case details
  • New polio effort, cases
Jun 10, 2021
  • Immunoglobulin for COVID vaccine clots
  • Heart health, comorbidities, COVID-19
  • Saudi MERS case
  • Wolbachia mosquitoes against dengue
  • Avian flu in 3 countries

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

Jun 11, 2021
  • WHO stewardship documents
  • Reduced antibiotics in UK pigs

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The Osterholm Quote

"If the Delta virus [B1617.2] quickly becomes a problem here, which we have every reason to believe it would, even those with one [vaccine] dose will not be adequately protected. We've got to get as many people as possible with two doses for the mRNA vaccines."