News & Perspective

Jun 03, 2021

Jun 03, 2021
Doctor at bedside of COVID-19 patient

More evidence of frequent antibiotic use noted in COVID patients

Only 13% had bacterial infections, but 85% received one or more antibiotics.

Jun 03, 2021
Masked dental workers with patient

Dental workers found to be at increased COVID-19 risk

Tests showed COVID-19 antibodies persisted for 6 months in most dental workers.

Jun 03, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinator

US COVID-19 cases down 30% in past week

Also, the White House says it will share 25 million vaccine doses with countries in need of supply.

Jun 03, 2021
South African healthcare workers

COVID surges in Afghanistan, Africa stir more concerns

Plus, in the United Kingdom, the Delta variant (B1617.2) is surpassing the proportion of Alpha cases (B117).

Jun 02, 2021

Jun 02, 2021

Biden announces month-long COVID-19 vaccine push

The administration hopes to vaccinate at least 70% of Americans with at least one dose by July 4.

Jun 02, 2021
Arrival of COVAX shipment

Donor summit boosts COVAX funds; nations share doses

Uganda (191% rise in cases), Colombia (40%), Malaysia (38%), and Bahrain (32%) are getting hit hard.

Jun 02, 2021
Patient getting dialysis treatment

Study identifies COVID risks for kidney dialysis patients

Risks were lowest for patients in clinics with more isolation rooms and mask policies for all patients.

Jun 02, 2021

News Scan for Jun 02, 2021

Antibiotic overuse for respiratory infections
New antifungal approved
BARDA pandemic readiness accelerator
Food safety tool
Avian flu in Africa, Europe
Jun 02, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Jun 02, 2021

Hydroxychloroquine and COVID
COVID-19 and HIV patients
Randomized COVID drug trials

Jun 01, 2021

Jun 01, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 01, 2021

Funds for novel antibiotic
Antibiotic use in sick children in LMICs

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