IV drip closeup

Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody treatment shows promise

The drug reduced viral loads by a factor of 3.4 at one dosage tested.

Teens at camp at sunset in silhouette

Extensive, rapid COVID spread at summer high-school camp detailed

A single student was the likely source of an outbreak that infected 76% of attendees.

Healthcare worker wearing PPE in nursing home

PPE still lacking in nursing homes as COVID doubles down

Many facilities have less than 1 week's supply of at least one type of protective equipment.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

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.

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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The Osterholm Quote

"The challenge is, the end isn't coming soon. But it's coming, and what we need to do is try to have as few [COVID-19] cases as possible between now and the time a vaccine arrives."