Healthcare worker drawing vaccine from vial

Report from South Africa's Omicron hot spot spurs cautious optimism

Only 2 of more than 160 patients were admitted to the ICU, the hospital report says.

Doctor holding up COVID test samples

Omicron COVID-19 variant now in at least 17 states

Inserting swab into tube

Omicron widens global footprint as COVID spikes in South Africa

Also, Delta variant activity continued at high levels in Europe, with worrisome signs in the UK.

Loading COVID vaccine onto truck at airport

US donates more COVID vaccine as new states confirm Omicron

"If we want to protect the American people and our economy, we must defeat the virus everywhere."

UK covid vaccine center sign

Six different COVID-19 boosters induce variable immune response

Tested boosters were Novavax, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Valneva, J&J, Moderna, and CureVac.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Nov 21 2021
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, was interviwed by Twin Cities Business to discuss masking, boosters, health care infrastructure, and politics.

Oct 15 2021
Clinical Infectious Diseases
 review article led by CIDRAP scientists, on how SARS-CoV-2 dose may affect infection rates, but current data do not show an association between viral dose and COVID-19 severity.

Sep 20, 2021
An Assessment of Antibiotic Stewardship Components of Certification Programs in US Animal Agriculture Using the Antibiotic Stewardship Assessment Tool was co-authored by CIDRAP staff (Jamie Umber, DVM, MPH, & Kristine Moore, MD, MPH) and published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Sep 14, 2021
Cory Anderson, MPH, was featured as one of the UMN graduate students blazing new paths in the One Health movement, discussing his passion both personal and professional when it comes to chronic wasting disease.

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The Osterholm Quote

“We’re going to see lots of big numbers over the course of the next several weeks in countries around the world. And this shouldn’t be a surprise. This virus is just acting like a highly transmissible respiratory virus.”