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Publication Date: December 17, 2020
Post Date: December 17, 2020
The US Department of Defense (DoD) will invest heavily in biotechnology as part of the United States strategic competition with China.

Tags: biotechnology

Publication Date: December 17, 2020
Post Date: December 17, 2020
For two years in a row, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported an increase in the amount of medically important antibiotics sold for use in livestock.

Tags: agriculture antibioticsantibiotic stewardship

Publication Date: December 11, 2020
Post Date: December 11, 2020
This blog post explores how economical and easy it is to recycle personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to mitigate PPE shortages.

Tags: healthcare PPEPPE best practicepersonal protective equipment

Publication Date: December 11, 2020
Post Date: December 11, 2020
The most recent surge of coronavirus patients in South Korea has prompted Seoul to start installing container beds for the first time during the pandemic.

Tags: SARS-associated coronavirusSARS-CoVpandemic response

Publication Date: December 11, 2020
Post Date: December 11, 2020
Highly pathogenic bird flu, a H5 subtype, has spread to nine of Japan's forty-seven prefectures. The outbreak has resulted in nearly three million birds culled.

Tags: avian influenzabird flu

Publication Date: December 11, 2020
Post Date: December 11, 2020
There is a reported outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at the industrial Severny Klyuch farm in Samara region of Russia.

Tags: African swine feverswine disease

Publication Date: December 10, 2020
Post Date: December 10, 2020
This report recommends new safety protocols and the development of new institutions to manage future biological risk in India.

Tags: biosecuritybiosecurity best practice

Publication Date: December 10, 2020
Post Date: December 10, 2020
Brazil's public health agency announced it may have recorded its first case of Candida auris. Candida auris is rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections and potential fatalities according to Brazils's health ministry.

Tags: fungal diseasedrug-resistant fungus

Publication Date: December 8, 2020
Post Date: December 23, 2020
As COVID-19 vaccine make its way across medical, responder, elderly, and high risk communities, a grandmother in the United Kingdom (UK) became the first person to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the world. The UK Health Secretary has named the historic day "V-day" and stated "Today marks the start of the fightback against our common enemy, the coronavirus"

Tags: COVID-19

Publication Date: December 7, 2020
Post Date: December 7, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended, as interim guidance, that both 1) health care personnel and 2) residents of long-term care facilities be offered COVID-19 vaccine in the initial phase of the vaccination program.

Tags: COVID-19SARS-CoVvaccine guidance