IDSA and HIVMA echo the concern expressed by UNAIDS about the use of racist and homophobic language regarding the current monkeypox outbreak.
IDSA supports decisions by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for children ages 5-11 who have already completed the two-shot primary series.
What was once unfathomable – one million people dying from COVID-19 -- is a reality that is difficult to comprehend. Infectious diseases experts throughout the nation mourn the immense loss of life.
The IDSA agrees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that everyone wear well-fitting, high-quality masks in indoor public settings when COVID-19 community levels are high.
The official launch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, which was created last summer, is a welcome step in our country’s fight against COVID-19 and future pandemics.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has selected Ty Johnson, MBA, as its new chief operating officer, effective April 4. In this new role, Johnson will provide leadership across the organization to achieve IDSA’s strategic priorities.
IDSA is encouraged that the president’s budget request for FY 2023 includes significant new investment in key infectious diseases priorities to keep our nation healthy.
FDA’s authorization of a second COVID-19 booster shot for individuals 50 and over provides another opportunity for people to increase their level of protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death.
IDSA is heartened by the Administration’s recognition that antimicrobial resistance is a serious and urgent threat to patients and public health.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is scheduled on March 15 to mark up the PREVENT Pandemics Act, a package of measures aimed at strengthening our nation’s preparedness for future health emergencies.
The Florida Surgeon General’s decision to recommend against COVID-19 vaccination for healthy children flies in the face of the best medical guidance and only serves to further sow distrust in vaccines that have proven to be the safest, most effective defense against severe COVID-19 disease, hospitalization and death.
IDSA and HIVMA strongly urge Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to stop government interference in the patient-health care provider relationship by withdrawing the order released last week that classifies medical treatment provided to transgender youth as “child abuse.”