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COVID-19 Scan for Jul 23, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 23, 2021

Side effects after Pfizer COVID vaccine more common after COVID-19 Patients with a history of COVID-19 were more likely to have side effects after their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine than those who were never infected, according to a Vaccine study yesterday. The researchers conducted a prospective observational study consisting of 311 healthcare

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 21, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 21, 2021

Canadian One Health report tackles antimicrobial resistance The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the country’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Network have published a new One Health–focused report that proposes improvements to a pan-Canadian AMR governance structure and optimal models for responding to AMR. The report, “Strengthening Governance of the Antimicrobial Resistance Response Across One Health

News Scan for Jul 19, 2021

News Scan for Jul 19, 2021

People in poor nations more likely to accept COVID vaccines, survey finds Eighty percent of survey respondents in 10 developing countries indicated a willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine, compared with 65% in the United States and 30% in Russia, according to a study published late last week in Nature Medicine. Researchers from the University

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 18, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 18, 2021

Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans Multidrug-resistant organisms reduced in nursing home residents’ rooms A multicomponent intervention implemented at nursing homes in Michigan significantly reduced the prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in residents’ rooms, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial reported today in JAMA Network Open. Using a

News Scan for Jul 16, 2021

News Scan for Jul 16, 2021

Half of hospitalized COVID patients developed complications, study finds Half of patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 across 302 UK hospitals developed one or more health complications within 28 days or discharge, according to a study yesterday in The Lancet. The researchers looked at 73,197 adults 19 and older and found that 49.7% developed at least

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 15, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 15, 2021

Early monoclonal antibody combo for COVID-19 cuts hospital, death rates Yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine results from a phase 3 trial showed that a combination of bamlanivimab plus etesevimab monoclonal antibodies led to a lower incidence of COVID-19–related hospitalization and deaths. The therapy also accelerated the decline in the SARS-CoV-2 viral load

Several states report spikes in COVID-19 cases

Several states report spikes in COVID-19 cases

Across the country, all but two states—Maine and South Dakota—are reporting increasing COVID-19 case counts as the Delta variant (B1617.2) causes a wave of summer activity. Yesterday, the country reported 41,278 new cases and 825 deaths. The 7-day average of new daily US COVID-19 cases is 25,661, with 19,700 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 330 deaths, according

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