News & Perspective

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 25, 2020

News Scan for Jun 25, 2020

'COVID toes' not tied to virus
Nursing home deaths in pandemic
Salmonella and backyard poultry

Jun 18, 2020

Jun 18, 2020

COVID-19 Scan for Jun 18, 2020

Genetic role in severe COVID-19?
COVID-19 in nursing homes
New York SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020
Cancer patient wearing mask

Studies highlight COVID-19 impact on cancer patients

Death rates were 13% and 28% in the 2 studies, with 1 study showing cancer treatment not tied to higher risk.

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 22, 2020

Pharmacist review for Staph bacteremia
XDR Salmonella Typhi
EU animal antibiotic reduction targets
Multimodal fluoroquinolone stewardship
Antibiotic use in US hospitals
Communication tools and antibiotic Rx
ID consult and antibiotic use
Funding for recurrent C diff drug
Antibiotic decline in Spain

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 18, 2020

Funding for recurrent C diff drug
Antibiotic decline in Spain

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020
Empty gurney in hospital corridor

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 300,000

France and Spain learn that relatively few people have been exposed to the virus.

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020
School deep cleaning

WHO tackles reopening issues, posts COVID-19 guidance for schools, workplaces

The WHO also warns that COVID-19 disruptions could hurt the battle against HIV.

May 02, 2020

May 02, 2020
Bicyclist in Madrid

Spain emerges from strict COVID-19 distancing as pandemic issues keep US on edge

Spain, the world's second hardest-hit country after the US, is taking cautious steps to ease its 7-week lockdown, while the US CDC launches a gene tracking consortium to help with response.

Apr 28, 2020

Apr 28, 2020
Empty outdoor Paris cafe

More European hot spots lay out steps to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Pandemic activity is heating up in Russia, Latin America, and India and its neighbors.

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