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Without Good Public Health Strategy, The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Make Antimicrobial Resistance Worse

Dr. Rodney Rohde, a virologist and clinical laboratory expert, explains how the Covid-19 pandemic can make antimicrobial resistance a bigger problem if health systems aren’t careful. Antimicrobial-resistant infections are a major problem around the globe. WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images Like most of my public health; healthcare, medical laboratory, environmental services and other related professionals,… Read More »

Hawaii public health shakeup follows other states’ amid coronavirus pandemic

The public health leadership in Hawaii appears to be in turmoil amid the coronavirus pandemic after the state’s embattled epidemiologist was placed on paid leave Friday. Dr. Sarah Park became the third public health official to depart recently. Earlier in the week, Bruce Anderson, director of the state Health Department, announced he was stepping down,… Read More »

Florida judge blocks state requirement that public schools open for in-class education

In his temporary injunction, 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson said Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran “arbitrarily prioritized reopening schools statewide in August over safety, and over the advice of health experts and that all districts complied in order to avoid loss of state funding.” The ruling was a win for teacher unions. “This… Read More »

How one bit of medical jargon fuels public confusion about cancer treatments

Most new cancer treatments haven’t been proven to help patients live longer or feel better. Instead they delay the growth of tumors — which may be faster to measure but doesn’t necessarily indicate a tangible benefit for patients. But you wouldn’t grasp that sobering fact from some recent news coverage: A headline in the UK’s… Read More »