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4.95 Million Deaths Linked to Antimicrobial Resistance in 2019

Lower respiratory infections accounted for >1.5 million deaths associated with resistance, making it the most burdensome syndrome

Risk for Early-Onset Sepsis Low for Infants With Low-Risk Delivery

Risk for early-onset sepsis low among infants of all gestational ages born with low-risk delivery characteristics

Casirivimab + Imdevimab Prevents Progression to Symptomatic COVID-19

For asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2-positive individuals living with infected household contact, combo cuts incidence of symptomatic COVID-19

Children’s Hospital Admissions Reduced After March 2020

Fewer hospital admissions reported for respiratory, severe invasive, and vaccine-preventable infections

Microbiome Therapeutic Beats Placebo for Recurrent C. difficile

Investigational oral live microbiome therapeutic superior to placebo in patients with three or more episodes of C. difficile infection

Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Dropped During Pandemic

Decrease in antibiotic prescriptions in pediatric primary care driven by reduced volume of visits for respiratory tract infections

Antibiotic Choices for Skin, Soft Tissue Infections Vary by Race

Compared with White inpatients, Black inpatients less likely to receive cefazolin, more likely to receive clindamycin for SSTIs

mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Less Protective in Elderly With Comorbidity

At ≥7 days after second dose, effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine was 69 percent against infection, 86 percent against related death

Severe Mental Illness Tied to Poorer COVID-19 Outcomes

Findings seen for COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and mortality

mRNA-1273 Has High Vaccine Effectiveness After Five Months

Vaccine effectiveness 87.4 percent against COVID-19 infection, and 95.8 and 97.9 percent against COVID-19 hospitalization, hospital death