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US counties with more excess deaths not attributed to COVID-19 had less health insurance coverage and primary care as well as more at-home deaths, according to a research letter today in JAMA Network Open.
The researchers looked at 2020 data from the US National Center for Health Statistics for 2,096 counties with 319.1 million residents and divided county characteristics into quartiles.
A survey across 73 countries assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) highlights reduced availability of nursing, medical, and public health staff for AMR efforts. The study was published today in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
The rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib was shown to reduce mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine yesterday. Baricitinib acts as a Janus kinases inhibitor and is under emergency use authorization to treat severe COVID-19 by the US Food and Drug Administration.
High-risk adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 who receive a dose of casirivimab and imdevimab have lower hospitalization rates than those who don't, according to a randomized, controlled trial today in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. The casirivimab and imdevimab combination is under emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Out of 574 multiple-occupancy dorm rooms, roommate transmissions occurred only 20% of the time, according to a study during the fall 2020 semester at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in an adult deer found dead in early May in the Wisconsin city of Brooklyn, marking the state's first such case in Green Lake County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) said late last week.
COVID-19 infection was 94% less likely in people previously infected than in those never infected, according to a research letter late last week in JAMA Internal Medicine. However, the researchers note, their study concluded before COVID-19 variants became dominant.
The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), on behalf of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, issued a statement this week that called on World Health Organization (WHO) member states to strengthen their responses to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
An analysis of US nursing home surveys shows substantial progress in antibiotic stewardship element implementation, researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
Antibiotic prescribing for young children in Israel sharply declined following implementation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), Israeli researchers reported today in Clinical Infectious Diseases.