Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 21, 2021

Plunge in respiratory viruses, outpatient antibiotics during pandemicRespiratory virus detections and ambulatory antibiotic prescribing rates for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) fell dramatically during the...

News Scan for Jun 21, 2021

COVID vaccination site deserts may affect rollout, study revealsIn Brooklyn, New York, communities with higher rates of poverty and minorities may have less access...

WHO notes progress on African COVID-19 vaccine production hub

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) today said talks are in the works to establish a COVID-19 vaccine production hub in Africa,...

Optimal therapy for post-COVID syndrome in kids proves elusive

Two new real-world studies evaluated the use of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy plus glucocortioids for treatment of post–COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children...

US COVID-19 cases continue to fall—as do vaccinations

The daily number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop across the country, to tallies not seen since 15 months ago, when the pandemic...

COVID-19 Scan for Jun 22, 2021

Racial disparities noted in children with COVID-19Non-White children may receive less COVID-19 testing and experience higher COVID-19 infections, COVID-19 severity, and hospitalization duration, according...

News Scan for Jun 22, 2021

Turkish hospital study shows benefits of antifungal stewardshipImplementing daily, pharmacist-driven antifungal stewardship activities at a tertiary care hospital in Turkey was associated with significant...

White House: 70% of adults 30 and up have 1 dose of COVID vaccine

Today Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 coordinator, announced that among adults age 30 and older, 70% have met President Joe Biden's goal of receiving...

Multiple nations battle COVID-19 surges as Delta variant advances in Israel

As countries in Africa, the Americas, and Europe battle fresh COVID surges, a rise in Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant cases in Israel—known for its strong...

‘Stolen moments’: Families anguish over separation from dying COVID patients

In-depth interviews with 19 adult family members of patients lost to COVID-19 during the first pandemic wave in France uncover difficulties forging a bond...