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IDSA and HIVMA Lead Call for Data-driven Responses to COVID-19

IDSA and HIVMA welcome the president's extension of his projected duration for stay-at-home and physical distancing guidelines to last at least through April based on public health guidance, while calling for continued commitment to data-driven responses to the coronavirus.

IDSA Supports FDA eIND COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Use

The Infectious Diseases Society of America commends March 24 action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to open access through its emergency Investigational Drug Applications to treatment with COVID-19 convalescent plasma for patients suffering severe or life-threatening impacts of the disease.

IDSA/HIVMA Statement on Potential Lifting of Social Distancing Guidelines

As infectious diseases and HIV specialists and other health workers confronting the mounting challenges of COVID-19 without a vaccine, proven treatment and adequate diagnostic tools, we are troubled by President Trump’s suggestions that restrictions on gathering and travel may be lifted soon, or before an arbitrary date.

As a New Pandemic Spreads, World TB Day Reminds us of Unfinished Business

In the midst of the new global health threat posed by COVID-19, this World TB Day reminds us that global efforts to control the world’s leading infectious disease killer must be accelerated to rid us of our oldest pandemic.

Nation's Infectious Diseases Leaders Send United Message

Infectious disease and HIV physicians, healthcare epidemiologists and other medical professionals on the frontlines defending our country from COVID-19 urgently need equipment and supplies to protect themselves, identify infections, treat patients, and save lives.

CARES Act Confronts Some Essential Needs

With attention to diagnostic, treatment, health care and community needs that must be met if we are to reverse the trajectory of COVID-19 spread in the United States, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act addresses some of the most critical challenges facing our country in the weeks and months ahead.

IDSA Statement On COVID-19 Testing Recommendations

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has developed recommendations for public health and health care professionals to prioritize testing for COVID-19 during the shortage of accessible tests and the continuing spread of the virus.

IDSA and HIVMA Respond to Administration Guidelines to Control COVID-19 Spread

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association endorse the measures to control the spread of COVID-19 called for by the Trump administration Monday.

“Families First Coronavirus Response Act” risks limited testing

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) represents swift action by the House of Representatives to bolster federal responses to the spread of coronavirus and aims to reduce the pandemic’s impacts on Americans’ safety and financial security.

IDSA Responds to President Trump’s Comments on COVID-19 Preparedness

As international and federal health officials have noted this week, the accelerated spread of COVID-19 calls for greatly intensified responses everywhere to the immediate threat of worldwide epidemics of the disease, and to the looming threat of a pandemic.

White House Budget Cuts Vital Public Health Programs

President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget cuts funding for many large-scale health programs and federal agencies, potentially leaving the United States vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks.

WHO Declares Novel Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency

Today’s declaration by the World Health Organization that the spread of a novel coronavirus constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is a pivotal step in ensuring a coordinated and comprehensive response to the outbreak.

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