Vaccine development

Pandemic total tops 20 million amid Russian vaccine news, New Zealand flare-up

Russia's vaccine hasn't been through phase 3 trials, raising worries that the country is skipping key safety steps.

Gopher crowd

COVID-19 derails Big Ten football, school decisions

Molecular test targets ciprofloxacin-susceptible gonorrhea

In a prospective study, the test accurately predicted patients who could be cured with the oral antibiotic.

store distancing

Countries face diverse challenges as pandemic total nears 20 million

As cases surge in intense transmission countries, illness levels are rising in countries that curbed the spread, including many in Europe.

COVID Madagascar

Pandemic total passes 19 million, vaccine capacity ramps up for lower income countries

Cases in Africa passed the 1 million mark, as more countries in Europe reported notable spikes in cases.


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

Aug 11, 2020
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  • Impact of antibiotic prescribing on future care


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The Osterholm Quote

"We can continue to allow the coronavirus to spread rapidly throughout the country or we can commit to a more restrictive lockdown, state by state, for up to six weeks to crush the spread of the virus to less than one new case per 100,000 people per day."