News & Perspective

Jun 23, 2020

Jun 23, 2020
Kaaba in mosque in Mecca

COVID-19 spells travel ban for hajj, maybe for Americans going to Europe

EU officials might exclude travelers from the US and other nations, such as Russia and Brazil, that are having difficulty containing COVID-19 cases.

Jun 23, 2020
Tony Fauci, MD, NIAID director

Fauci, Redfield testify to Congress on COVID-19 surge, vaccines

"A couple of days ago, there were 30,000 new infections. That's very troublesome."

Jun 23, 2020
Defibrillator paddles

Study: Heart problems in COVID-19 ICU patients likely not due to virus

The authors say factors relating to the severity of COVID-19 are likely at play.

Jun 23, 2020

News Scan for Jun 23, 2020

Airborne SARS-CoV-2 efficiency
Undetected COVID-19 cases
Cyclospora outbreak widens
Low-path avian flu in Italy
Jun 23, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 23, 2020

Rapid blood culture testing
CARB-X funding for antibacterial peptides

Jun 22, 2020

Jun 22, 2020
Ventilator equipment

Only half of US states have ventilator allocation guidelines

Also, wide guideline variations could cause inequity in equipment allocation during a public health emergency.

Jun 22, 2020
COVID-19 sign on Florida beach

Florida 1 of 7 states with more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases

Meanwhile, cases continue to surge in Arizona, California, and Texas as US cases top 2.3 million.

Jun 22, 2020
Midection of man having heart attack

Studies note more at-home heart attacks, delayed ED visits in pandemic

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in New York City tripled during the start of the pandemic.

Jun 22, 2020

News Scan for Jun 22, 2020

NIH halts hydroxychloroquine trials
Pandemic depression, anxiety in new moms
Ebola in the DRC
Cyclospora outbreak tied to salad
Jun 22, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 22, 2020

CARB-X funding for topical antibiotic
Primary care stewardship survey


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