News & Perspective

Jul 26, 2021

Jul 26, 2021
Elderly hospital patient wearing mask

Global COVID deaths rise sharply, led by surging Delta

"This is an absolute travesty, because we can prevent deaths. Think this pandemic is over? Think again."

Jul 23, 2021

Jul 23, 2021
COVID response team in Hanoi, Vietnam

Worsening COVID rise in Vietnam triggers expanded lockdowns

In other developments, cases surge in Asia's hot spots, and infections continue to climb sharply in Europe.

Jul 23, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 23, 2021

Funds for infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance
Canadian antibiotic resistance report
Ambulance-borne superbugs
Potentially resistant E coli in Europe

Jul 22, 2021

Jul 22, 2021
Vaccine needle going into arm

Study: 2 COVID vaccine doses much more effective than 1 against Delta

Two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine were 80% effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant.

Jul 22, 2021

News Scan for Jul 22, 2021

Child-to-adult COVID-19 spread
Other respiratory viruses amid COVID
Funds for infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance

Jul 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021
Girl wearing mask in Africa washing hands

Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK.

Jul 20, 2021

Jul 20, 2021
Man quarantined looking out window

Iran COVID-19 surge triggers Tehran lockdown

Also, a new report says COVID-19 activity has driven India's excess deaths to 4 million.

Jul 20, 2021

News Scan for Jul 20, 2021

Latino vs White COVID deaths
Monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19
Potentially resistant E coli in Europe

Jul 19, 2021

Jul 19, 2021
Boris Johnson virtual press conference

Rocky COVID-19 path in UK as it eases final restrictions

Elsewhere, countries in Southeast Asia report more daily record highs, and Tunisia's surge has toppled its healthcare system.

Jul 16, 2021

Jul 16, 2021
nasal swab pcr test

European officials say Delta driving deteriorating COVID-19 situation

Though Delta activity is growing steadily, so far severity indicators have shown little rise.

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