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May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
Thermometer on blanketed lap

CDC advises when it's safe to leave COVID-19 self-quarantine

Also, a new poll shows only about half of Americans saying yes to a vaccine once it's available.

May 27, 2020
Torso of sitting pregnant woman

New data show low rates of COVID-19 in pregnant women

In Connecticut, 2.9% of asymptomatic pregnant women tested positive, while in Boston it was 1.5%.

May 27, 2020
Surgical masks and money

WHO creates foundation to boost funds as COVID-19 cases climb

Another study of hydroxychloroquine was paused to look for safety signals, with some nations banning its use.

May 27, 2020

News Scan for May 27, 2020

COVID-19–related loss of taste, smell
COVID-19 secondary attack rate
US flu vaccine demand
FDA approves malaria drug
May 27, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 27, 2020

Post-surgical antibiotics
UK report on food-animal antibiotics
Antibiotics in dairy farming

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020
Older hospital patient on oxygen blurred

US COVID-19 hospitalizations up as officials respond to Memorial Day festivities

Health officials in St. Louis are calling for Lake of the Ozarks partygoers to quarantine for 14 days.

May 26, 2020
Women in Mali with bottles of antibiotics

Antibiotic use rising for sick kids in low-resource nations

Antibiotic use among sick children under the age of 5 increased 17% from 2005 to 2017.

May 26, 2020
Stay-at-home COVID order on cell phone

Stay-home orders likely slowed COVID-19 spread, study finds

The community infection rate dropped 58% after the orders were issued.

May 26, 2020

News Scan for May 26, 2020

Antibiotic prescribing in French kids
Antibiotic use in Welsh primary care
Probable Ebola infection
H9N2 avian flu case in China
Guinea worm cases in Ethiopia
May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Scan for May 26, 2020

Predictors of poor COVID-19 outcomes
High ICU demand on West Coast
COVID-19 in kids, families

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