covid weight

COVID vaccines prevented poor outcomes in people of all sizes

Though all benefited, those at lowest and highest body weights were at greater risk, possibly due to differences in immune response. 

monkeypox vax

New York, Illinois get doses of monkeypox vaccine


Monkeypox soars in Europe, with more than 4,000 cases

In US developments, the CDC reported dozens more cases and Texas reported community spread of the virus.

child vax

Real-world study of Pfizer vaccine in kids finds moderate Omicron protection

Findings were similar to adults, but testing policy changes limited the study's ability to assess longer term impact.

Vaccine needle going into patient's arm

US rolls out monkeypox vaccine plan as WHO warns of risk to kids

WHO director says he's worried monkeypox could spread to children and pregnant women.

Woman in labor

Maternal deaths climbed 33% during COVID-19

Deaths may have been directly related to COVID-19 or exacerbated by COVID-19 or by healthcare disruptions, study authors say.

COVID nasal swab testing in gymnasium

Global COVID cases rise as BA.4 and BA.5 expand

COVID-19 cases jumped 18% last week and are at their highest levels since April, the WHO says.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Apr 26 2022
The CIDRAP has received grants from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap aimed at developing broadly protective vaccines against betacoronaviruses.

Apr 13 2022
The CIDRAP-ASP team has launched a communication toolkit for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The toolkit equips doctors and patients with key facts in an accessible format, giving them the resources to raise AMR awareness in their communities.

Mar 25 2022
Commentary in Foreign Affairs, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and coauthor Mark Olshaker on how the US and Europe need to be prepared for Russian biological or chemical attacks, as the war in Ukraine continues to escalate.

Jan 23 2022
In Foreign Affairs, Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and coauthor Mark Olshaker lay out the many uncertainties ahead of us, the messiness of science evolving in real-time, and the importance of vaccination.

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Flu Scan

Jul 01, 2022
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The Osterholm Quote

“These vaccines, you know, are not going to be the perfect stop-gap....They’re not going to prevent all transmission, they’re not going to prevent all illnesses, but they will do a lot to reduce serious illness in these kids.”