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COVID-19: As the national emergency was recognized, child immunizations plummeted

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With COVID-19 spreading across all 50 states, public health systems facing unprecedented challenges and stay-at-home guidelines becoming orders, the chaos caused by the novel coronavirus by late March included steep drops in uptake of, and access to a spectrum of critical medical services. That has included administration of routine pediatric immunizations critical to protecting children […]

Now, more than ever, U.S. policies should reflect the value of flu vaccines

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The following is a guest post by Erin Keizur, Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH While the devastating impacts of COVID-19 to individuals, to our most vulnerable populations, to our lives, our infrastructures and our economies have highlighted the harms that an efficiently transmitted respiratory viral illnesses can bring, the current pandemic also has demonstrated the […]

Measles report shows how setting reachable goals can guide progress, but not fast enough

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The report on outcomes of measles elimination efforts released last week by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, as its title suggests, progress. Between the first year of this century and 2017, according to the report, Progress towards regional measles elimination, access to the first dose of […]

Infographic breaks link between death and taxes

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“Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With the grim association stirred by the old adage credited to Benjamin Franklin, selling taxpayers on the idea of chipping in more would seem to be a hard sell. But a new infographic from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, takes on the challenge with a novel appeal […]

Prevention you can count on: Progress toward developing vaccines for HIV, TB and Malaria

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski. Researchers outlined progress and challenges in the pursuit of vaccines for the three major infectious disease killers—HIV , tuberculosis and malaria—at a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill Monday. Dr. Hoosen Coovadia, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, set the tone for this collaborative briefing, […]

Enhanced NIH Funding Vital For Success in Battle Against AIDS

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If there’s any question about the value of U.S. investments in scientific research on HIV/AIDS, Anthony Fauci probably put it to rest today by noting that in the period since HIV first emerged, “we went from a 26-week lifespan to a 40-year-plus life span” for those infected with the virus. Talk about measureable outcomes. That […]