News & Perspective

Jun 25, 2020

Jun 25, 2020
Outdoor physical distancing in Italy

Global COVID-19 cases top 9.5 million; Europe reports uptick

The Americas and South Asia continue to be the hot spots, but cases in Europe rise for the first time in months.

May 30, 2020

May 30, 2020
Health workers wearing N95s and face shields

Global COVID-19 total passes 6 million

Also, the US Supreme Court turns down a California church's request to ease the state's restrictions.

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
Surgical masks and money

WHO creates foundation to boost funds as COVID-19 cases climb

Another study of hydroxychloroquine was paused to look for safety signals, with some nations banning its use.

May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020
COVID-19 physical distancing in Brazil

COVID-19 still rising in much of US; Brazil now 2nd hardest-hit nation

Experts say activity isn't under control in 24 states.

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020
WHO logo

World Health Assembly opens amid pandemic tensions, calls for probe

In other international developments, case surges stretch health systems in Russia and Brazil, and France reports illnesses associated with recent school reopenings.

Apr 23, 2020

Apr 23, 2020
Empty UK bus station

Europe urged to ease pandemic distancing slowly; Brazil notes hot spot

France has reported COVID-19 outbreaks at 5,340 nursing homes since Mar 1.

Apr 17, 2020

Apr 17, 2020
Patient on ventilator

China ups coronavirus death toll

As global deaths approach 150,000, the WHO says it will issue guidance over the weekend on serologic testing.

Apr 14, 2020

Apr 14, 2020
Airport sanitizing in Brasilia

COVID-19 poised to hit Americas nations with more force

The global case total rose to just under 2 million, including more than 125,000 deaths.

Apr 02, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
Spanish troops COVID-19 response efforts

Global COVID-19 total races past 1 million mark

Pandemic activity is increasing rapidly in Africa, up 185% from the previous week, the WHO says.

Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 27, 2019

Molecular test for blood infections
Rapid TB test assessment
CRE risk in Europe
Cefto-tazo for nosocomial pneumonia
XDR typhoid in Taiwan
UK antimicrobial resistance funds
CARB-X diagnostic graduate
Outpatient antibiotic prescribing
Hospital Candida auris outbreak
AMR Challenge commitments
UK prescribing letter


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