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Response from IDSA President Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, to CDC mask recommendation

New CDC findings further confirm that wearing a well-fitting mask can significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. CDC offers tips for improving mask fit; for some individuals, double-masking may be helpful to improve fit, but it is not necessary for all.

IDSA Awarded Second CDC Grant for Continued COVID-19 Support for Health Care Workers

As the U.S. health care system grapples with unrelenting increases in COVID-19 cases during a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans, IDSA and the CDC have extended their partnership to equip frontline health care professionals with the latest information on fighting the disease.

Researchers Cite Factors That Can Make AMR the Next Epidemic of Inequality

Antibiotic resistance could be the next epidemic to highlight the impacts of structural racism on health and access to health services, caution the authors of an analysis published in Nature Medicine Monday. The article argues that stronger measures to combat antibiotic resistance should be a key component of broader efforts to promote health equity.  

Response from IDSA President Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, to Biden Administration COVID-19 Actions and Strategy

President Biden’s executive orders and national strategy to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, along with renewed participation in the World Health Organization, offer a comprehensive approach with tremendous promise toward ending the nation’s public health crisis.

Executive Order on Masks Offers Opportunity to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association strongly endorse the executive order signed by President Biden today requiring face masks on federal property and other areas of federal authority for the next 100 days to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Leadership and Funding Can Meet the Challenges of COVID-19: A Vaccine Strategy, Investments in Public Health Are Needed to Stop the Spread of the Virus

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association strongly support the incoming Administration’s request for $400 billion to strengthen our pandemic response and safely reopen schools.

Accelerated Vaccine Rollout Is Critical to Pandemic Control: Resources and Collaboration Will Be Essential to Success

Plans to significantly accelerate COVID-19 vaccine rollout announced by the Department of Health and Human Services today represent an important step toward controlling the pandemic.

IDSA Foundation Announces More Than $1 Million in Grant Funds Awarded to Researchers Linking Infectious Agents in Alzheimer’s Disease

Ten researchers who are exploring the link between an infectious agent and Alzheimer’s disease have each been awarded $100,000 research grants through the IDSA Foundation’s Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant program

HIVMA Appoints Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH, as Chair-Elect

The HIV Medicine Association is pleased to announce the special appointment of Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH, as chair-elect. Dr. Haddad served on the HIVMA Board of Directors from October 2017 to October 2020 and is medical director of the Center for Key Populations for Community Health Center, Inc.

Address COVID-19 Vaccine Access Challenges with Leadership, Funding, Collaboration and Science

The current obstacles to swift and widespread COVID-19 vaccine access are impeding control of the pandemic amid soaring rates of infections, illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths and must be addressed effectively and immediately.

IDSA and HIVMA On Funding Package

The bipartisan bill passed by the House and the Senate and signed by the president provides urgently needed resources to confront COVID-19, funds critical programs across the government in 2021 and offers great hope for recovery from some of the pandemic’s damaging impacts in the year to come.

Response from IDSA President Barbara Alexander MD, MHS, FIDSA, to FDA EUA of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: Let’s make the most of this moment

The emergency use authorization of a second COVID-19 vaccine today means that millions more people can be immunized against this virus in the weeks to come.

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