SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 virus

Officials warn of threat to Europe from variant COVID-19

The ECDC raises the risk of spread of new variants to very high as the UK struggles with the B117 strain.

Fatigued woman wearing mask

Patients, clinicians seek answers to the mystery of 'Long COVID'

"The severity of your disease doesn't seem to predict how you're going to respond down the road."

Biden in front of US flag

Biden starts term with COVID actions on masks, support for WHO

Biden is also sending Anthony Fauci, MD to speak at the WHO's executive board meeting.

Pensive man outside with mask on chin

Race, income inequality fuel COVID disparities in US counties

A 1% increase in a county's income inequality is associated with a 3% rise in COVID-19 deaths.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Nov 9, 2020
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has been named as part of President-elect Joe Biden's 13-member COVID-19 Advisory Board. The board comprises leading public health experts who will advise Biden, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, and the transition team’s COVID-19 staff.

Nov 5, 2020
CIDRAP announced today that it has received a grant from the Carlson Family Foundation to support CIDRAP’s COVID-19 news coverage and related activities.

Sep 30, 2020
CIDRAP has been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust to support the enhancement and international reach of the CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (CIDRAP-ASP).

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.

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The Osterholm Quote

"I think we are going to see, in six to eight weeks, major [coronavirus] transmission in this country like we’re seeing in England....If we can set up vaccine clinics faster and more efficiently, how many lives do we save?"