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COVID-19: HHS explains “Operation Warp Speed”

By Daniel R. Lucey M.D., MPH, FIDSA On Friday, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posted a succinct 4-page document titled “Explaining Operation Warp Speed.” The summary begins by answering three questions: What is the goal [of OWS]? How will the goal will be accomplished? Who is working on OWS? It moves to […]

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CDC urges physicians, parents to be on lookout for AFM, a polio-like illness seen predominately in children

With 2018 data showing highest incidence acute flaccid myelitis since monitoring began, officials say awareness, recognition of rare life threatening condition will be crucial to early intervention As seasonal influenza gathers force this fall, and the spread of COVID-19 remains a central concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday called for readiness to […]

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Racism, not race, is a risk factor for infectious diseases

By Ayesha Khan, Ph.D. As the COVID-19 pandemic circles the world, every country that confronts it has unique challenges when it comes to their pandemic responses. The United States has some of the greatest structural challenges, and they run deep. America is combatting a pandemic — COVID-19 — in the context of a more than […]

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COVID-19: FDA Emergency Use Authorization for a vaccine in the fall of 2020 means the time for public dialogue is August      

By Daniel R. Lucey M.D., MPH, FIDSA The only past U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization for any vaccine was in January 2005 for the licensed (since 1970) anthrax vaccine to be used in military personnel “for prevention of inhalation anthrax for individuals between 18 and 65 years of age who are deemed […]

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Long-acting injected HIV prevention effective and safe, HPTN 083 trial data shows

Amid unprecedented challenges to routine healthcare access, trial results mark a first for a critically needed HIV prevention measure  An investigational drug administered by injection every […]

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Cost of pandemic includes setbacks to South Africa tuberculosis testing, diagnoses

In the six weeks before South Africa responded its first diagnoses of COVID-19 with the start of physical distancing measures, more than 47,000 people on average […]

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CDC urges physicians, parents to be on lookout for AFM, a polio-like illness seen predominately in children

With 2018 data showing highest incidence acute flaccid myelitis since monitoring began, officials say awareness, recognition of rare life threatening condition will be crucial to early […]

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The World Health Organization and the U.S.: A brief history of collaboration

The following is a guest post by Kenneth G. Castro, MD, FIDSA Since its formation in 1948, WHO has relied heavily on the U.S. for collaborations […]