Author Archives: Antigone Barton

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CDC announces publication of TB treatment trial results showing four month regimen as effective as six month

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The publication of trial data showing a four-month treatment regimen for tuberculosis that is not resistant to first-line medicines as effective as the currently widely prescribed six-month regimen will inform guidelines that can significantly ease the burden of the disease on patients, their families, and health services worldwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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What We’re Reading: Why it’s time to pick the next PEPFAR leader

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Leader Needed to Fight Another Pandemic: HIV – While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted HIV services worldwide, the office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator has remained vacant since January. This vacancy at the helm of this country’s flagship response to the HIV pandemic “calls into question our commitment to the humanitarian vision and recognition of […]

Bar opening linked to 29 COVID-19 diagnoses among staff and patrons, 17 more across the community affecting school, nursing home

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About a year after community spread of COVID-19 began to be recognized across the United States, and around the time the U.S. death toll from the virus approached a half million people, a bar in Illinois with a capacity for 100 customers celebrated its February opening with an indoor party. Mask-wearing was scarce, as were […]

Why did the WHO-China team call the lab origin hypothesis “extremely unlikely” when their “Terms of References” did not mention it at all?

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA Following the May 2020 World Health Assembly resolution 73.1 regarding COVID-19 (item 6 on page 6), the World Health Organization and China agreed in writing in a July 31 July 2020 document titled “WHO-convened Global Study of the Origins of SARS-CoV-2 ‘Terms of References for the China Part‘”. […]

Virtual CROI 2021: From COVID-19 testing to death, toll of the inverse care law continues, Swiss study finds

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Fifty years almost to the day after British physician Julian Tudor Hart described “The Inverse Care Law” in a Lancet article, a coronavirus unheard of until little more than a year ago is demonstrating the concept in action, a study in Switzerland presented at CROI today shows. The Inverse Care Law, Dr. Hart wrote then, is in […]