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Sep 15, 2021

Sep 15, 2021
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Global COVID-19 cases show substantial drop

All global regions saw declines, yet nearly 4 million new cases and more than 62,000 deaths were reported.

Sep 14, 2021

Sep 14, 2021
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Biden gathers support for global pandemic summit

While welcoming the move, African leaders pushed for multiple ways to boost vaccine access, including easing export bans.

Sep 09, 2021

Sep 09, 2021
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Groups detail more domino effects of pandemic on kids, women

UN agencies warn of erosions on schooling in West Asia, as well as on employment and maternal health in Latin America.

Aug 20, 2021

Aug 20, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 20, 2021

Antibiotics in urban streams
Antibiotic use in Australia during COVID
Japanese hospital stewardship
Network for resistant-infection trials
Antibiotic use in animals
Antibiotic stewardship in elderly
Stewardship in French nursing homes
Perioperative antimicrobial stewardship

Aug 11, 2021

Aug 11, 2021
Brazil vax

Americas and Asia drive rising global COVID-19 cases

In another development, the WHO announced the next phase of a treatment trial, which will test three repurposed drugs across 52 countries.

Aug 04, 2021

Aug 04, 2021
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WHO calls for moratorium on COVID-19 boosters

The global total nears 200 million cases, led by surges in Asia and the Middle East.

Jul 30, 2021

Jul 30, 2021
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WHO chief warns of losing progress against pandemic

Several factors, not just the more transmissible Delta variant, are fueling rise that threatens oxygen and medical supplies, especially in lower income countries.

Jul 28, 2021

Jul 28, 2021
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Cases in Americas, Asia drive latest COVID-19 rise

The WHO projects that, at the current pace, global cases could reach 200 million in the next 2 weeks.

Jul 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021
Girl wearing mask in Africa washing hands

Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK.

Jun 21, 2021

Jun 21, 2021
WHO Director-General Tedros on Zoom call

WHO notes progress on African COVID-19 vaccine production hub

The production hub is designed to boost vaccine supplies in the region for current and future outbreaks.

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