News & Perspective

Jun 02, 2021

Jun 02, 2021
Arrival of COVAX shipment

Donor summit boosts COVAX funds; nations share doses

Uganda (191% rise in cases), Colombia (40%), Malaysia (38%), and Bahrain (32%) are getting hit hard.

Jun 01, 2021

Jun 01, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination in Brazil

WHO OKs Sinovac COVID vaccine, simplifies variant naming

WHO advisors have approved emergency listing for China's two-dose vaccine.

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021
COVID vaccine worker in Somalia

Africa sounds urgent call for COVID-19 vaccine doses

Also, Japanese officials are mulling extending the state of emergency for much of the country.

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Hot spot COVID activity flares as global cases drop; Biden orders fresh probe into virus source

Four of the five countries with the most cases last week were in the Americas.

May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021
Tedros on big screen

World Health Assembly kicks off with pandemic issues at fore

India's COVID-19 deaths are still at record highs, with black fungus cases rising.

Apr 02, 2021

Apr 02, 2021
MRI of brain blood vessels

More global reports of blood clots after AstraZeneca COVID vaccination

As a precaution, the Dutch health ministry announces a pause in vaccinating people younger than 60.

Mar 29, 2021

Mar 29, 2021
Group of sleeping bats

WHO report: Jump from animals most likely COVID-19 source

Also, Brazilian researchers warned of a link between the P1 variant and higher death rates in younger adults.

Jul 17, 2020

Jul 17, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 17, 2020

Antimicrobial use in UK cats, dogs
Pediatric antifungal stewardship
Less carbapenem use in Australia
Antimicrobial resistance in Canada
Antibiotic prescribing for kids' bronchiolitis
Stewardship in Chinese primary care

Feb 12, 2021

Feb 12, 2021
Masked women under flowered archways

As global COVID-19 cases fall, WHO warns of complacency

In another encouraging trend, deaths have fallen for the second week in a row.

Feb 01, 2021

Feb 01, 2021
Healthcare worker in full protective equipment South Africa

Despite drop in global COVID-19 cases, WHO says keep guard up

Israel and the UK are signaling they will keep precautions in place over the threat of new variant viruses.

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