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US lagging Europe in efforts to cut antibiotics in livestock

Antibiotic use on European farms has fallen 43.2%, compared with 30.4% in the United States.

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Pandemic online learning stressed college students, teens

Attending classes online was more stressful than in-person or hybrid instruction.

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Africa to receive its first mpox vaccine doses

Officials say African nations are seeing a replay of COVID vaccine deployment, with the continent at the back of the line.

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Similar long-COVID symptoms noted after Omicron, Delta

Omicron appears to pose a similar risk of long-COVID symptoms as the Delta variant does.

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COVID-19 cases stable globally but rise in 2 regions

Nearly 2.7 million COVID-19 cases were reported to the WHO last week, up 2% from the week before.

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Study on masks vs N95 respirators for health workers spurs concerns

The findings suggest medical masks may offer similar protection as respirators against COVID-19, but experts say hold on.

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Oct 19, 2022
New York Times
editorial on the improvement that remains in preparation fort the next public health emergency, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, David Michaels, PhD, MPH, and Rick Bright, PhD.

Oct 6, 2022
A commentary in Vaccine by Kris Moore et al, on how the current COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing evolution and emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, present a crucial opportunity for action and highlight the need to improve global pandemic preparedness, particularly through the development of new and improved vaccines.

July 19, 2022
Editorial in Science, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and coauthor Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, on the coordianted public health work needed to mitigate the impact of the monkeypox outbreak.

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The Osterholm Quote

“[China is] seeing the same number of cases [the U.S. is] every day, and from that standpoint, it’s not a major public health challenge. The problem is…they have assigned this lockdown mentality where 300 cases in a community of 20 million people get locked down. That’s not going to stop it. It won’t work.”