News & Perspective

Jul 30, 2021

Jul 30, 2021
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CDC: Delta as contagious as chickenpox

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases may be as infectious as those in unvaccinated people, says the CDC.

Jul 30, 2021
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Studies: COVID tied to persistent cognitive deficits in seniors

Findings suggest that the ligering effects may be part of "long COVID" and shine a light on more research questions, such as what memory type is involved and if there are racial differences.

Jul 30, 2021

Trial supports shorter antibiotics for UTIs in men

A randomized clinical trial found 7 days of antibiotics noninferior to 14 days.

Jul 30, 2021
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WHO chief warns of losing progress against pandemic

Several factors, not just the more transmissible Delta variant, are fueling rise that threatens oxygen and medical supplies, especially in lower income countries.

Jul 30, 2021

News Scan for Jul 30, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine disparities
Cake mix linked to E coli outbreak
Vaccine-derived polio in Africa

Jul 29, 2021

Jul 29, 2021
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Biden: Federal workers must get COVID-19 vaccine

The president also unveiled a new incentive plan and asked school districts to make more vaccine available for kids 12 and older.

Jul 29, 2021
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Israeli study finds 2.6% COVID breakthrough infection rate

Most cases were mild to moderate, but 1 in 5 patients had long COVID symptoms.

Jul 29, 2021
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Israeli advisors back COVID vaccine boosters for older people

Meanwhile, Africa's vaccine supply show improvements, and Delta-driven surges increase in parts of Asia and the Middle East.

Jul 29, 2021

News Scan for Jul 29, 2021

Pfizer COVID vaccine at 6 months
MIS-C 6-month follow-up
Lassa fever in Liberia
Packaged salad Salmonella update
Jul 29, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 29, 2021

Global antibiotic use in animals
UK foodborne pathogen project

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