News & Perspective

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 viruses highly magnified

WHO names B1617 fourth COVID-19 variant of concern

Also, India is reporting an increase in potentially deadly fungal lung infections.

May 10, 2021
Rows of ibuprofen tablets

Ibuprofen, other NSAIDs not tied to worse COVID illness, death

"We now have clear evidence that NSAIDs are safe to use in patients with COVID-19."

May 10, 2021
Sign for free COVID-19 vaccine

With COVID-19 cases on the decline, US states move forward

The CDC says 44% of US adults are now fully vaccinated, as are 72% of seniors.

May 10, 2021

News Scan for May 10, 2021

Mild COVID and the heart
COVID-19 mortality predictor
H5N8 avian flu risk to people
H5 avian flu in 2 nations
May 10, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 10, 2021

Telemedicine bacteremia consults
Treating carbapenem-resistant infections

May 07, 2021

May 07, 2021
Woman receiving COVID vaccine

Real-world studies detail high Pfizer COVID vaccine protection

Israeli data show 92% effectiveness against asymptomatic COVID and 97% against symptomatic.

May 07, 2021
Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine shipment

WHO lists Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Also, India reports another daily record for deaths—4,197—along with 401,271 new cases.

May 07, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 07, 2021

Antibiotic use and hospital C diff
Antibiotic use in rural China
World hand hygiene day
Bacterial, fungal coinfections in COVID patients
Lawmakers call for AMR funding
May 07, 2021

News Scan for May 07, 2021

High global COVID deaths
Obesity and severe COVID-19
Polio in 2 countries
Boost in monkeypox-smallpox vaccine supply
May 07, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 07, 2021

Antibiotic use and hospital C diff
Antibiotic use in rural China

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