News & Perspective

Sep 18, 2020

Sep 18, 2020
Vaccine refusal illustration

Americans increasingly skeptical of COVID vaccine, poll finds

Also, the CDC reverses itself on controversial testing guidance.

Sep 18, 2020
String quartet socially distanced

Pandemic total tops 30 million as new restrictions target outbreaks

The global total tops 30 million cases only 4 days after surpassing 29 million.

Sep 18, 2020
Mink on farm

COVID-19 likely spreading from people to animals—and vice versa

The authors of one study say those with COVID should isolate from people and animals.

Sep 18, 2020
ECG printout and man with electrodes

Study warns of pairing azithromycin with drugs that affect heart rhythm

Those receiving the antibiotic as well as drugs that prolong the QT interval had more cardiac events.

Sep 18, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 18, 2020

UK antibiotic resistance response
Bacteriophages for UTI
Excessive antibiotic courses
C diff vaccine candidate fails phase 3
Prior patient cultures for better antibiotics Rx
Staph prevention in NICUs
Rapid diagnostics for bloodstream infections
Oral antibiotic for bone-joint infections
Antibiotic overuse after discharge
Sep 18, 2020

News Scan for Sep 18, 2020

COVID-19 hospitalization factors
SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
UK antibiotic resistance response
New polio cases in 6 nations
Sep 18, 2020

CWD Scan for Sep 18, 2020

Tracking CWD in Wisconsin
New Montana CWD rule

Sep 17, 2020

Sep 17, 2020
Female doctor with mask eyewear

Global COVID-19 total closes in on 30 million

About 14% of cases worldwide involve healthcare worker, and the rate is as high in 35% in some countries.

Sep 17, 2020

News Scan for Sep 17, 2020

High viral load and COVID-19 death
Eastern equine encephalitis in Indiana
Avian flu in Kazakhstan
Sep 17, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 17, 2020

Bacteriophages for UTI
Excessive antibiotic courses

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