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.
Pooling RT-PCR or NGS Samples to Cost-Effectively Generate Estimates of COVID-19 Prevalence in Resource-Limited Environments
April 06, 2020
Weekly Digest: CDDEP forecasts COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in India; Physical distancing measures to reduce COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, China; DRC needs $20 million to prevent re-emergence of Ebola.
Weekly Digest: Healthcare worker-mediated contact networks aid in VRE transmission; Officials prepare for COVID-19 outbreak to become a pandemic; ‘Smart regulation’ could optimize antimicrobial use in LMICs.