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Jul 09, 2020

Jul 09, 2020
Older choir

Global COVID-19 total tops 12 million; WHO weighs in on airborne spread

The WHO posts a brief on transmission and launches a review panel.

Jul 09, 2020
Sick man with thermometer

Study: Baloxavir prevents spread of flu to household members

In household contacts, 14% who got a placebo developed flu, compared with 2% in the baloxavir group.

Jul 02, 2020

Jul 02, 2020
SARS-CoV-2

Scientists weigh COVID-19 research progress, identify remaining gaps

Also, the WHO urges caution as African countries resume air travel, and cases rise in some parts of Europe.

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.

Jun 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020
oxygen port

COVID-19 demands intensify efforts to ease oxygen shortages

COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.

Jun 16, 2020

Jun 16, 2020
COVID-19 researchers in Brazil

World coronavirus total tops 8 million cases

Of the total, 3.8 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Americas, where the pandemic is accelerating.

Jun 15, 2020

Jun 15, 2020
Diamond Princess cruise ship

COVID-19 cruise ship studies reflect unique disease traits

Data on passengers on the Diamond Princess reflect differences between symptomatic and symptomatic cases.

Jun 05, 2020

Jun 05, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 05, 2020

Combination antibiotic for hospital pneumonia
AMR surveillance network
Water, hygiene, wastewater & antibiotic resistance
Slight drop in inappropriate antibiotics
Regulatory process for antimicrobials
Nosocomial pneumonia antibiotic
Discharge antibiotic stewardship
Global antibiotic surveillance
Antibiotic use in UK pigs

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020
Crowded boardwalk, Ocean City, Maryland

US throngs gather amid rising COVID-19 cases as drug trial paused

Also, hospitals in India and Chile are reaching their limits.

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020
COVID-19 sanitizing team in Brazil

Global COVID-19 total tops 5 million; some nations overwhelmed

Doctors Without Borders sounds the alarm about catastrophic disease spread in Yemen.

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