News & Perspective

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 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 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.

Jul 14, 2021

Jul 14, 2021
Surgical mask hanging from graveyard cross

Global COVID-19 deaths on the rise again

Much of the increase in cases is led by the more transmissible Delta variant, which has now been detected in 111 nations.

Jul 12, 2021

Jul 12, 2021
Benin COVAX

Delta COVID-19 surges worsen; WHO challenges push for vaccine booster doses

WHO head Tedros urges Moderna and Pfizer to go all out on channeling vaccine supply to COVAX.

Jul 06, 2021

Jul 06, 2021
Infusion

WHO advises 2 monoclonal antibodies for severe COVID

Study finds that tocilizumab and sarilumab reduce the risk of death and the need for mechanical ventilation.

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021
Boris Johnson

COVID-19 spikes in Asia, variant spread keep global health officials on edge

In the UK, quickly rising B1617.2 cases in some areas have triggered surge testing and other actions.

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 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

News Scan for May 11, 2021

Rapid test for chlamydia, gonorrhea
Antibiotic resistance in Vietnam
Crimean-Congo fever in Uganda

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