News & Perspective

Dec 10, 2004

Dec 10, 2004

US pledges smallpox vaccine for world stockpile

(CIDRAP News) – The United States is pledging 20 million doses of smallpox vaccine to a global stockpile managed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson announced today.

Jul 14, 2006

Jul 14, 2006

USDA, FAO to launch animal disease crisis center

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that a new animal disease crisis management center will begin operating in late July at FAO headquarters in Rome, with an initial focus on H5N1 avian influenza.

Feb 03, 2009

Feb 03, 2009

Experts weigh new H5N1 vaccine strategies

(CIDRAP News) – At an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) symposium in Washington, DC, today on seasonal and pandemic influenza, a group of experts fielded questions from reporters on some of the new trends and emerging issues, including prepandemic strategies for H5N1 avian influenza vaccines, now that some countries are stockpiling them.

Jul 07, 2010

Jul 07, 2010

Non-vaccine aid for needy nations' pandemic response falls short

(CIDRAP News) – While donor countries and organizations have responded well to the need for pandemic flu vaccine for developing countries, the level of giving for other pandemic response efforts in needy countries so far has fallen short, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a recent report.

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 11, 2019

US XDR typhoid cases
ICU Klebsiella stewardship
Antimicrobials in European chickens
MCR-1 in Wyoming
CDC alert over Mexico infections
Highly resistant gonorrhea in the UK
Penicillin allergy testing
Antibiotics and joint replacement
MDR Shigella in Australia
Resistant-infection alert in RI

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 01, 2019

Animal stewardship partnership
Antibiotic pipeline details
New PACCARB members
Decline in UK antibiotics
Superbug bloodstream infections in Greece
Antibiotics and malaria prevention
Promising antifungal candidate
Proposed UN AMR guidance
Proposed UN AMR guidance
Antibiotic use in nursing homes
Novel antibiotic vs C diff
Pharmacist interventions
Antibiotics for asthma attack

Nov 08, 2019

Nov 08, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 08, 2019

Inappropriate hospital antibiotics for kids
Funding for gonorrhea drug candidate
Probiotic-associated bloodstream infections
Preventing pneumonia after cardiac arrest
Rapid viral test and antibiotic use
CARB-X funding milestone
Aminoglycosides for ESBL blood infections
Fecal transplant for C diff
Peer comparison stewardship
New H pylori treatment

Mar 15, 2020

Mar 15, 2020
National Guard

US takes more big pandemic response steps; Europe COVID-19 cases soar

New York City cancels schools, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, and Italy reports a large spike in cases.

Apr 01, 2020

Apr 01, 2020
Empty Frankfurt airport

Rapid COVID-19 escalation pushes world past 900,000 cases

The world is witnessing nearly exponential growth, and deaths have more than doubled this past week.

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