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May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022
Drive-up COVID-19 testing

White House expands access to COVID-19 antivirals

Weekly prescriptions for oral COVID-19 antivirals rose from about 27,000 to more than 182,000 in 7 weeks.

Apr 28, 2022

Apr 28, 2022
South Africa vax

COVID rises in Africa and the Americas; Moderna submits EUA for use in young kids

Cases are rising in South Africa, where researchers are closely tracking two new Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5. Both seem to be more transmissible than BA.2.

Apr 21, 2022

Apr 21, 2022
Older man getting COVID vaccine in Thailand

Global COVID cases drop as pandemic disrupts routine US kids' vaccines

This school year 35,000 more US kids were not protected against common diseases.

Apr 11, 2022

Apr 11, 2022
Shanghai healthcare worker at night wearing full PPE

Shanghai tweaks lockdown as COVID-19 surge presses on

Also, Philadelphia reinstates a mask mandate, the first major US city to do so.

Apr 06, 2022

Apr 06, 2022
empty ICU bed

Global COVID cases fall for second week as BA.2 rises

Among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, 99.8% are Omicron, and 93.6% of those are the faster-spreading BA.2 subvariant.

Oct 08, 2021

Oct 08, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 08, 2021

Narrow-spectrum antibiotics for pneumonia
Diagnostic test for resistant TB
Flu vaccine impact on antibiotic prescribing
Initial antibiotic for bloodstream infections
C diff in the environment
Antibiotic stewardship in ambulatory care
New diagnostic tool for superbugs

Oct 06, 2021

Oct 06, 2021

News Scan for Oct 06, 2021

Malaria vaccine for at-risk kids
C diff in the environment
CWD management grants
Saudi MERS case

Aug 20, 2021

Aug 20, 2021

News Scan for Aug 20, 2021

Antibiotics in urban streams
Variant flu cases in Wisconsin
H5N6 avian flu case in China
H5 avian flu in Benin, Taiwan
Polio emergency extension

Jan 14, 2021

Jan 14, 2021

News Scan for Jan 14, 2021

Antibiotic overuse in Indian hospitals
US Lyme disease impact
More avian flu in poultry

Apr 28, 2020

Apr 28, 2020

COVID-19 Scan for Apr 28, 2020

COVID-19 outcomes in pregnancy
Coronavirus contamination simulation
COVID-19 steps and less flu

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