News & Perspective

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020
Lineaup of vaccine vials with syringe

Pharma execs say several COVID vaccine options needed

"We are deeply aware that no one can fight COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 on their own. The industry is all in."

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020
Pandemic closed store sign

100,000 deaths, 40 million jobless: US confronts grim COVID-19 realities

US cases top 1.7 million, and Washington state patients are now trending younger.

May 28, 2020
Hospital patient on oxygen

Indoor spread of COVID-19 can be lessened, experts say

Ventilation, filtration, disinfection, and avoidance of air recirculation are possible steps.

May 28, 2020
Sewing masks in Brazil

Global COVID-19 total tops 5.7 million, Brazil surge continues

Brazil's surge shows no sign of slowing, with more than 20,000 new cases.

May 28, 2020
IV drip connector

5 days of remdesivir for COVID-19 may be enough

An international study found similar results with either a 5-day or 10-day course of the antiviral drug.

May 28, 2020

News Scan for May 28, 2020

Inhaled antibiotic for cystic fibrosis infections
Antibiotics in Australian nursing homes
May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Scan for May 28, 2020

COVID-19 disparities
Autopsies of COVID-19 patients
Hypertension and COVID-19 severity

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 27, 2020

News Scan for May 27, 2020

COVID-19–related loss of taste, smell
COVID-19 secondary attack rate
US flu vaccine demand
FDA approves malaria drug
May 27, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 27, 2020

Post-surgical antibiotics
UK report on food-animal antibiotics
Antibiotics in dairy farming


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