News & Perspective

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020
Closeup of fingers holding a white pill

Malaria drugs tied to risk of death, heart problems in COVID-19 patients

The largest study to date on the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine finds no benefit, but a higher risk of serious heart complications.

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020
Elderly woman remote consult with doctor

In pandemic, many seeing upsides to telemedicine

"It's more convenient, patients are happier, we get the information we need, and we can open up more slots for other patients."

May 21, 2020
COVID-19 sanitizing team in Brazil

Global COVID-19 total tops 5 million; some nations overwhelmed

Doctors Without Borders sounds the alarm about catastrophic disease spread in Yemen.

May 21, 2020
Health worker wearing personal protective equipment

Studies: 1% of healthcare workers had COVID-19

Infection rates in Dutch and Chinese health workers were higher among those reporting no COVID-19 patient contact.

May 21, 2020
Nurse with elderly woman in wheelchair

Warnings, pushback as states reopen amid new coronavirus cases

Also, a report says the CDC combines the results of viral and antibody tests, clouding the pandemic picture.

May 21, 2020

News Scan for May 21, 2020

Wedding-related COVID-19 spread
Sunlight effect on SARS-CoV-2
May 21, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 21, 2020

XDR Salmonella Typhi
EU animal antibiotic reduction targets
Multimodal fluoroquinolone stewardship

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020
Social distacing sign

CDC's COVID-19 reopening guidelines released

Also, CDC sources say the White House has kept the agency out of key decisions.

May 20, 2020
Dialysis machine in ICU

Critical illness common in New York COVID-19 inpatients: study

Of 1,150 adults hospitalized in New York City, 257 (22%) were critically ill, and 101 (39%) of them died.

May 20, 2020
TB testing

Review finds test antibiotics unreliable for diagnosing TB

A long-standing practice of using antibiotics to test for TB is unreliable for diagnosing the disease.


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