News & Perspective

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020
Brazil researcher

Tough weeks ahead for South America's COVID-19 hot spots

Worries are also rising about the pandemic's impact on the healthcare of Latin Americans who have noncommunicable diseases, who make up 25% of the population.

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020
Crowded boardwalk, Ocean City, Maryland

US throngs gather amid rising COVID-19 cases as drug trial paused

Also, hospitals in India and Chile are reaching their limits.

May 25, 2020
Nurse with IV stand

Study: Remdesivir benefits some COVID-19 patients

The data show the antiviral drug cut recovery time from 15 to 11 days.

May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020
COVID-19 physical distancing in Brazil

COVID-19 still rising in much of US; Brazil now 2nd hardest-hit nation

Experts say activity isn't under control in 24 states.

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine vials

China's COVID-19 vaccine shows promise; groups warn about childhood vaccine disruptions

Researchers find that the vaccine was tolerable and immune-producing 28 days after vaccination.

May 22, 2020
Three-way telehealth visit

COVID-19 reveals telehealth barriers, solutions

Telemedicine can be a boon to clinics with large pandemic-related revenue hits.

May 22, 2020
Woman being escorted in nursing home

Studies: Early tests, not symptom screening, can control COVID-19 in nursing homes

Two studies show that rapid coronavirus testing helped contain outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

May 22, 2020
California pandemic protesters

US polls show partisan divide in attitudes to COVID-19

Results show 70% of Democrats vs. 37% of Republicans say they wear a mask when leaving the house.

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 22, 2020

News Scan for May 22, 2020

C diff in COVID-19 patients
Pharmacist review for Staph bacteremia
Romaine E coli and cattle proximity
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan


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