Anti-ageing drugs could boost COVID vaccines in older people; Herd immunity approaches to COVID-19 control are a ‘dangerous fallacy’; Drug-resistant TB - Global Tuberculosis Report 2020; Antimicrobial stewardship: a COVID casualty?
October 19, 2020
COVID-19 patients are younger and healthier than influenza patients in an international network study; Impact of COVID-19 response on global surgical volumes; Buying time: The AMR Action Fund and the state of antibiotic development in the United States 2020
October 12, 2020
Global Pervasive Computational Epidemiology (GPCE)
Weekly Digest: CDDEP publishes the world’s largest contact tracing study from India in Science; Association of SARS-CoV-2 Test Status and Pregnancy; Parental self-medication with antibiotics for children promotes antibiotic over-prescribing.
October 05, 2020
Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in two Indian states
October 01, 2020
Weekly Digest: COVID-19 in malaria-endemic region; Geographic disparities and impact of COVID-19; Antimicrobial resistance among children in Africa: need for paediatric clinical trials; Utility of broad-spectrum antibiotics for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis in adults.
September 28, 2020
Weekly Digest: COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths; Projected health-care resource needs for an effective response to COVID-19 in 73 LMIC; Antimicrobial stewardship in a pandemic.
Associations between phone mobility data and COVID-19 cases
September 18, 2020
Weekly Digest: Ethical strategy for fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines proposed by experts; Convalescent plasma ineffective at treating COVID-19, large trial finds; Hotspots of vaccine hesitancy identified in global modelling analysis.
CDDEP’s India Office Designated a WHO Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance
September 09, 2020
Weekly Digest: Unnecessary antibiotic prescribing common in COVID-19 patients; Multidrug-resistant C. auris detected among COVID-19 patients in India; Flu vaccination during pregnancy is not associated with autism.
September 07, 2020
Weekly Digest: COVID-19 provides India with an opportunity to invest in public health; 40 million US teachers and parents at risk for severe COVID-19 as schools reopen; Antibiotic use tied to colonization of multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Weekly Digest: Testing and isolation strategies to significantly reduce novel coronavirus transmission; Study supports convalescent plasma as early treatment for severe COVID-19; Analysis finds 36% of UTIs in US nursing homes resistant to antibiotics.
Weekly Digest: Broad-spectrum antibiotic use common among COVID-19 patients; COVID-19-related disruptions to increase burden of malaria and HIV in Africa; Social media messages influence vaccination patterns in US.
Weekly Digest: COVID-19 leads to increased rates of hospital antibiotic prescribing; Safely reopening UK schools will require comprehensive COVID-19 testing & tracing; Vaccine programs provide high financial benefits for LMICs.
August 10, 2020
Weekly Digest: Most early COVID-19 cases linked to travel to Italy, China, and Iran; Novel coronavirus may have been circulating in bats for decades; Study highlights robustness of US vaccine approval system.
Weekly Digest: Increasing global consumption of Watch antibiotics reflects stewardship challenges; Hospital masking policy associated with reduced rates of COVID-19 in healthcare workers; Antibiotics recommended for crop production at high rates in Southeast Asia.
Weekly Digest: Persistent COVID-19 symptoms common among patients following recovery; COVID-19 disproportionately impacts US prisoners; Antimicrobial resistance and use has increased in Canada, report finds.
Weekly Digest: Ethnic and socioeconomic inequities impact COVID-19 mortality in Brazil; Novel coronavirus more transmissible and harder to contain than similar viruses; GLASS report highlights progress on global AMR surveillance systems.
Weekly Digest: Study supports social distancing as effective COVID-19 mitigation measure in US; COVID-19-related inflammatory syndrome leads to serious illness among children; Flu virus with pandemic potential emerges among pigs in China.
Weekly Digest: Novel coronavirus antibodies decline quickly following recovery; Face masks prevent droplet transmission, but lack complete protection; Two-thirds of medically important antibiotics sold in the US are used for livestock production.
Weekly Digest: Early antibiotics lack benefits for severe COVID-19 patients; A majority of US adults support COVID-19 mitigation measures; Gonorrhea becomes increasingly resistant to common antibiotics in Vietnam.
Weekly Digest: Flu vaccine coverage linked to reduced antibiotic prescribing in the US; Most African nations lack critical care capacity to respond to COVID-19; Clinicians detail rare COVID-19-related inflammatory disorder in children.
Weekly Digest: Physical distancing, face masks & eye protection prevent COVID-19 transmission; Study highlights racial disparities related to poor COVID-19 outcomes; A majority of US adults plan to get flu shots next season.
Weekly Digest: Remdesivir linked to faster recovery among hospitalized COVID-19 patients; Wedding-related COVID-19 outbreak highlights risks of mass gatherings; A majority of US hospital admissions receive antibiotics.
Weekly Digest: Lockdowns linked to reduced mobility, reduced novel coronavirus transmission; Studies do not support hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment; Anti-vaccine views may dominate Facebook in 10 years.
Weekly Digest: African countries have limited critical care capacity to handle COVID-19; Antimicrobial use common among coronavirus patients despite low rates of co-infections; Breastfeeding poses risk for mother-to-child Ebola transmission.
May 18, 2020
Estimates of Critical Care Capacity in 54 African Countries
May 14, 2020
Childhood Vaccines and Antibiotic Use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Weekly Digest: Researchers suggest gradual herd protection as a strategy to control COVID-19; Pandemic could last 18-24 months under likely scenarios; Report highlights gaps in US response to antibiotic resistance.
Weekly Digest: Childhood vaccines reduce antibiotic consumption in LMICs; Modeling the burden of COVID-19 across countries in Africa; Researchers estimate district-level COVID-19 risk scores across India.
Weekly Digest: State-wise estimates of current hospital beds, ICU beds, and ventilators in India; World hunger could double in 2020 due to COVID-19; Not enough antibiotics are currently under development in the US.
April 27, 2020
COVID-19 in India: State-Wise Estimates of Current Hospital Beds, ICU Beds, and Ventilators
Weekly Digest: Pooled COVID-19 tests could help scale up testing & identify disease hotspots; Study reports drop in incidence of MDR infections in US hospitals; Pre-symptomatic COVID-19 transmission in Singapore.
Weekly Digest: Clinical trials for novel coronavirus treatments progress; Researchers estimate 1.38% death rate among confirmed COVID-19 cases in China; Increased taxation of tobacco, alcohol & sugary beverages may save millions of lives.