News & Perspective

May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021

Nearly 1 million excess deaths in 29 nations during pandemic

Excess deaths substantially exceeded reported deaths from COVID-19 in many countries.

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 14, 2021

Rapid, portable gonorrhea test
Improved prescribing for bronchitis
Newer fluoroquinolones and tendon rupture
Drop in US short-term antibiotic use
Patients' expectations for antibiotics
Improper antibiotics for COVID-19
Rapid test for chlamydia, gonorrhea
Antibiotic resistance in Vietnam
Telemedicine bacteremia consults
Treating carbapenem-resistant infections

May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021

News Scan for May 12, 2021

Patients' expectation for antibiotics
Improper antibiotics for COVID-19
Proactive Ebola vaccination in Sierra Leone

Apr 19, 2021

Apr 19, 2021
Vaccination of older man in Brazil

Global COVID pace hits new high as deaths top 3 million

"Big numbers can make us numb. But each one of these deaths is a tragedy for families, communities, and nations."

Apr 07, 2021

Apr 07, 2021
Paramedic using ambu bag on patient

COVID-19 tied to spikes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

Among 50 US cities studied, cases rose, on average, 59% in April 2020, a trend reflected in other nations.

Apr 06, 2021

Apr 06, 2021
Brazilian police officer getting COVID vaccine

Global COVID-19 cases climb for 6th straight week

Also, experts continue to assess reports of rare blood clot conditions tied to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Mar 01, 2021

Mar 01, 2021
Health worker with face shield conducting COVID swab test

COVID-19 cases rebound globally as COVAX immunizations begin in Africa

After a 6-week decline, global COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, a worrisome development.

Feb 23, 2021

Feb 23, 2021
Vaccine syringe India map

COVAX vaccine begins shipping from India facility

Elsewhere, the UK says new cases involving SARS-CoV-2 variants are dropping sharply.

Feb 15, 2021

Feb 15, 2021
India's version of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

WHO green-lights AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for urgent use

"We now have all the pieces in place for the rapid distribution of vaccines."

Jan 25, 2021

Jan 25, 2021
Train commuters inside station wearing masks

Experts weigh economic impact as world nears 100 million COVID-19 cases

New reports touch on the pandemic's economic toll and on the benefits vaccine equity could have.

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