News & Perspective

Jun 21, 2021

Jun 21, 2021
Young woman getting COVID-19 vaccine

US COVID-19 cases continue to fall—as do vaccinations

Two CDC studies today spotlight lower COVID-19 vaccination rates in young adults compared with older Americans.

Jun 21, 2021
Sick girl on oxygen in hospital

Optimal therapy for post-COVID syndrome in kids proves elusive

One study finds a lower risk of cardiovascular dysfunction, and the other shows no lessening in disease severity.

Jun 21, 2021
WHO Director-General Tedros on Zoom call

WHO notes progress on African COVID-19 vaccine production hub

The production hub is designed to boost vaccine supplies in the region for current and future outbreaks.

Jun 21, 2021

News Scan for Jun 21, 2021

COVID vaccination disparities
Birthday parties and COVID-19
Guinea Ebola outbreak declared over
Rabies-related import ban
Jun 21, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 21, 2021

Viral detection, antibiotics during pandemic
Resistant urinary E coli
Antibiotic use in Scottish COVID-19 patients

Jun 18, 2021

Jun 18, 2021
business diners

Only 21% of Americans worried about contracting COVID-19

Most poll respondents said they were resuming prepandemic activities, including visiting family and dining in bars and restaurants.

Jun 18, 2021
Russian ambulance

Russia battles new COVID surge

Russian authorities say 89% of Moscow's cases are due to the Delta variant.

Jun 18, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 18, 2021

Longer than necessary antibiotic prescriptions
Phase 1 trial for new antibiotic
MDROs in COVID patients
Antibiotic use on UK pig farms
Antibiotic development legislation
Shorter regimen for drug-susceptible TB
Jun 18, 2021

News Scan for Jun 18, 2021

TB outbreak tied to spinal surgery
Excess deaths in Switzerland
COVID-19 convalescent plasma in cancer patients
Polio in 7 countries
Low global flu rates
Jun 18, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 18, 2021

Longer than necessary antibiotic prescriptions
Phase 1 trial for new antibiotic

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