News & Perspective

Oct 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020
Frontline COVID-19 healthcare worker

WHO warns of tough months ahead as COVID tops 42 million

The head of the WHO highlights 5 steps to take, such as open communication.

Oct 23, 2020
Patient hand with IV port

Study finds no COVID-19 benefit for convalescent plasma

The therapy provided no benefit over usual care in 464 COVID-19 adult patients.

Oct 23, 2020
Toddler thigh vaccination

US toddler vaccine rates steady, but lack of insurance plays role

Vaccination rates are steady, though disparities remain for the uninsured.

Oct 23, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 23, 2020

Decline in Europe's veterinary antibiotics
Antibiotic research data shared
Grant for sepsis treatment
Novel treatment access for drug-resistant TB
VA antibiotic use during COVID-19
Shorter pneumonia therapy
Oct 23, 2020

News Scan for Oct 23, 2020

Polio in 10 countries
Dutch H5N8 avian flu detections
Oct 23, 2020

COVID-19 Scan for Oct 23, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in kids
COVID-19 and air travel

Oct 22, 2020

Oct 22, 2020
Remdesivir bottles

FDA approves remdesivir as global COVID-19 total tops 41 million

Gilead says the approval is based on results of 3 randomized controlled trials.

Oct 22, 2020
Businessman with Down syndrome

Down syndrome tied to 10 times the risk of COVID-19 death

The study also found that those with Down syndrome had 5 times the risk of hospitalization.

Oct 22, 2020

News Scan for Oct 22, 2020

Decline in Europe's veterinary antibiotics
Antibiotic research data shared
WHO polio statement
Oct 22, 2020

COVID-19 Scan for Oct 22, 2020

COVID close contacts in prison
More data show poor tocilizumab results
PTSD in pandemic workers
COVID-19 case-fatality rates

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