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Drug-resistant superbug thriving in hospitals hit hard by COVID-19

Sophie Cousins

Published: October 23rd 2020

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/10/drug-resistant-superbug-candida-auris-thriving-hospitals-coronavirus-era/ 


COVID-19 and Drug-Resistant Superbugs Are a Frightening Combination

Sara Novak

Published: October 22nd 2020

https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/covid-19-and-drug-resistant-superbugs-are-a-frightening-combination


How to spread the word about antibiotic resistance

Clive Cookson

Published: October 19th 2020

https://www.ft.com/content/c62fcf9d-c93c-4c87-91c7-9f7cd098fc00 


Antimicrobial resistance could get worse during the coronavirus pandemic

Chia-Yi Hou

Published: October 16th 2020

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/521455-antimicrobial-resistance-could-get-worse-during 


Could Covid-19 be fuelling drug resistance?

Gemma Buckland Merrett

Published: September 16th 2020

https://wellcome.org/news/could-covid-19-be-fuelling-drug-resistance 


Without Good Public Health Strategy, The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Make Antimicrobial Resistance Worse

Rodney Rohde

Published: September 16th 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/coronavirusfrontlines/2020/09/16/without-good-public-health-strategy-the-coronavirus-pandemic-could-make-antimicrobial-resistance-worse/#32fd21ca1016 


Antimicrobial resistance: The next big pandemic?

Josep Figueras and Anna Sagan

Published: September 16th 2020

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/antimicrobial-resistance-the-next-big-pandemic/94409/ 


'Superbugs' a far greater risk than Covid in Pacific, scientist warns

Sheldon Chanel and Ben Doherty

Published: September 10th 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/10/superbugs-a-far-greater-risk-than-covid-in-pacific-scientist-warns 


COVID-19 and why tackling the silent crisis of drug-resistant infections matters more than ever

Manica Balasegaram

Published: August 24th 2020

https://revive.gardp.org/covid-19-and-why-tackling-the-silent-crisis-of-drug-resistant-infections-matters-more-than-ever/ 


Racing the clock to stop drug-resistant superbugs

Mary McKenna

Updated: August 5th 2020

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/05/magazine/racing-clock-stop-drug-resistant-superbugs/


Could Drug-Resistant Bacteria Cause The Next Pandemic?

Louis Metzger 

Published: August 4th 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/louismetzgeriv/2020/08/04/could-drug-resistant-bacteria-cause-the-next-pandemic/#3ef413d127d8


Antibiotic use 'widespread' among patients with COVID-19; co-infections uncommon

Eamon N. Dreisbach

Published:  July 31st 2020

https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20200731/antibiotic-use-widespread-among-patients-with-covid19-coinfections-uncommon?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=scheduledpost


Antimicrobial resistance is the next battle

Emma Walmsley

Published: July 13th 2020

https://www.ft.com/content/1f3aecbd-ca76-4bda-9c88-d631ea2c0e4a


Global-PPS protocol adapted to allow surveillance of COVID-19 patients

Adapted: June 11th 2020

https://www.global-pps.com/2020/06/11/global-pps-protocol-adapted-to-allow-surveillance-of-covid-19-patients/


COVID-19 could trigger 'sharp rise' in antimicrobial resistance

Chris Seekings

Published: 10th June 2020 

https://www.theactuary.com/2020/06/10/covid-19-could-trigger-sharp-rise-antimicrobial-resistance


Exclusive: Coronavirus could fuel a superbugs timebomb 

Bill Gardner

Published: July 9th 2020

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/09/exclusive-coronavirus-could-fuel-superbugs-timebomb/


Doctors Heavily Overprescribed Antibiotics Early in the Pandemic

Andrew Jacobs

Published: June 4th 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/health/coronavirus-antibiotics-drugs.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article


COVID-19 Is Exacerbating Antibiotic Use - And Antimicrobial Resistance Is Rising Fast, WHO Warns 

Svĕt Lustig Vijay

Published: 2nd June 2020

https://healthpolicy-watch.news/covid-19-is-likely-to-worsen-antimicrobial-resistance-but-innovation-of-effective-antimicrobials-is-declining-reports-who/


WHO warns overuse of antibiotics for Covid-19 will cause more deaths

The Guardian

Published: June 1st 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/01/who-warns-overuse-of-antibiotics-for-covid-19-will-cause-more-deaths?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


Record number of countries contribute data revealing disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance

Margaret Harris 

Published: June 1st 2020

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/01-06-2020-record-number-of-countries-contribute-data-revealing-disturbing-rates-of-antimicrobial-resistance


Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths: WHO

Robin Millard

Published: June 1st 2020

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/pandemic-antibiotics-surge-will-cause-more-deaths-who-1.4964648


Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Need to Spur Antibiotic Innovation

Kathy Talkington

Published: May 29th 2020

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/05/29/coronavirus-pandemic-highlights-need-to-spur-antibiotic-innovation


Antimicrobial resistance in the age of COVID-19

Nature Microbiology 

Published: May 20th 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0739-4


COVID-19 presents antibiotic stewardship with challenges, opportunities

Chris Dall

Published: May 19th 2020 

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/05/covid-19-presents-antibiotic-stewardship-challenges-opportunities


Superbugs: an unseen threat in the race against the COVID-19 pandemic

Binod Rayamajhee

Published: May 18th 2020

https://sfam.org.uk/resources/superbugs-an-unseen-threat-in-the-race-against-the-covid-19-pandemic.html


How covid-19 is accelerating the threat of antimicrobial resistance

Jeremy Hsu 

Published: May 18th 2020

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1983


Podcast: COVID-19: Secondary Infections

Speakers Dr. Helen Boucher and Dr. Neil Clancy. Hosted by Nadia Singh.

Published: May 16th 2020

https://soundcloud.com/idsociety/covid-19-secondary-infections-may-16-2020


ESGAP webinar on Antimicrobial Stewardship in COVID-19 times on May 6, 2020

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP) 

Recording published: May 15th 2020

https://esgap.escmid.org/?p=1632


Q&A: COVID-19 superinfections and antimicrobial resistance

Healio interview with Cornelius J. Clancy

Published: May 14th 2020

https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/emerging-diseases/news/online/%7B1345e715-4bac-479c-a0fc-e9752317b10a%7D/qa-covid-19-superinfections-and-antimicrobial-resistance 


Why Antibiotic Resistance Is More Worrisome Than Ever

Susan Brink

Published: May 14th 2020

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/14/853984869/antibiotic-resistance-is-still-a-top-health-worry-its-a-pandemic-worry-too?t=1589784686177


Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

Laura Osman

Published: May 14th 2020

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/fighting-the-covid-19-pandemic-could-herald-a-rise-in-superbugs-1.4938905


BBC Radio Merseyside with LSTM's Dr Adam Roberts; AMR in the context of COVID-19

BBC Radio Merseyside / LSTM

Published: May 13th 2020

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/news-events/media/bbc-radio-merseyside-with-lstms-dr-adam-roberts 


The Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak: Global Implications for Antimicrobial Resistance

Aimee K. Murray

Published: May 13th 2020

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01020/full


COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance: Are there any unknowns that will become known?

Stephan Harbarth

Published: May 13th 2020 

https://revive.gardp.org/covid-19-and-antimicrobial-resistance-are-there-any-unknowns-that-will-become-known/


Are infections and antimicrobial resistance linked to pandemic deaths?

Doug Hendrie

Published: May 13th 2020

https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/are-infections-and-antimicrobial-resistance-linked


Pharmacy in Practice Podcast: What does the pandemic teach us about the future of antibiotics?

Host Johnathan Laird speaks with Stephen Hughes.

Published: May 12th 2020

https://pip.scot/2020/05/12/consultant-pharmacist-stephen-hughes-on-the-future-of-antibiotics/


COVID-19 Antibiotic Overuse Puts Stewardship Efforts at Risk

Ryan Basen

Published: May 12th 2020

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/86463


Microbial Co-infection Uncommon With Coronavirus Infection

Will Boggs

Published: May 12th 2020

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930282


Q&A: Antibiotic overprescribing intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic

Trevor Van Schooneveld

Published: May 12th 2020 

https://www.healio.com/primary-care/infectious-diseases/news/online/%7Be6cc6d91-5dbf-4381-a106-1d7dfbd3f6c6%7D/qa-antibiotic-overprescribing-intensifies-during-covid-19-pandemic


Antibiotic resistance: the 'other' pandemic lurking behind COVID-19

Ronan McCarthy 

Published: May 12th 2020

https://bsac.org.uk/antibiotic-resistance-the-other-pandemic-lurking-behind-covid-19/ 


Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Could Be Worse Than Covid-19

Eric Allen Been

Published: May 12th 2020

https://onezero.medium.com/antibiotic-resistant-superbugs-could-be-worse-than-covid-19-a732bc3b944c


IS ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE EXACERBATING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

Stephen Sosler

Published: May 11th May 

https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/antimicrobial-resistance-exacerbating-covid-19-pandemic


Covid-19, Superbugs - can we halt the next pandemic ?

ETHealthWorld

Published: May 11th 2020

https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/covid-19-superbugs-can-we-halt-the-next-pandemic-/75667012


COVID-19 could accelerate activation of dormant tuberculosis (TB)

Dr. Liji Thomas

Published: May 10th 2020

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200510/COVID-19-could-accelerate-activation-of-dormant-tuberculosis-(TB).aspx


Online webinar recording: AMR in a post-pandemic world. 

Speakers: Dr Mirfin Mpundu, Susan Nayiga and Dr Chinyere Okoro

Posted: May 7th 2020

https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres/amr/news/105141


HOW COVID-19 MAY GIVE A SILENT PANDEMIC ITS VOICE

Eve Smith

Published: May 6th 2020

https://www.evesmithauthor.com/whats-new/how-covid-19-may-give-a-silent-pandemic-its-voice


Why bacteria's resistance to antibiotics is a problem in a viral pandemic

Angela King and Kim Shepard

Published: May 6th 2020

https://www.kuow.org/stories/viral-pandemic-might-affect-bacteria-resistance-to-antibiotics


Millions predicted to develop tuberculosis as result of Covid-19 lockdown

Liz Ford

Published: May 6th 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/may/06/millions-develop-tuberculosis-tb-covid-19-lockdown


Antimicrobial Resistance and COVID-19

Gloria Cordoba

Published: May 5th 2020

https://globalhealth.ku.dk/news/2020/antimicrobial-resistance-and-covid-19/


Coronavirus lessons for the fight against 'superbugs'

Donato Paolo Mancini

Published: May 5th 2020

https://www.ft.com/content/84f50406-82ee-11ea-b6e9-a94cffd1d9bf


COVID-19 and its impact on antimicrobial stewardship

Andrew Seaton

Published: May 1st 2020

https://revive.gardp.org/covid-19-and-its-impact-on-antimicrobial-stewardship/


COVID-19 pandemic could significantly increase HIV, TB and malaria cases

Hayley Dunning and Sabine L. van Elsland 

Published: May 1st 2020

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/197257/covid-19-pandemic-could-significantly-increase-hiv/


Why tackling the silent crisis of drug-resistant infections matters more than ever

 Manica Balasegaram 

Published: April 29th 2020

https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-why-tackling-the-silent-crisis-of-drug-resistant-infections-matters-more-than-ever-97070 


COVID-19 and Superbugs: There's something in the water...

Andrew Singer

Published: April 28th 2020

https://www.bsac.org.uk/covid-19-and-superbugs-theres-something-in-the-water/


Superinfections and Coinfections in COVID-19 - Separating the signal from the noise

Woo Joo Kwon, Gabrielle Li, Matthew Zheng, Harleen Kaur, Noah Magbual, and Sudeb Dalai 

Published: April 28th 2020

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/86192 

 

The Accepting, the Suffering and the Resisting: the different reactions to life under lockdown 

Bobby Duffy & Daniel Allington 

Published: April 27th 2020 (see page 13)

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/policy-institute/assets/Coronavirus-in-the-UK-cluster-analysis.pdf


Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Maryn McKenna

Published: April 23rd 2020

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19-may-worsen-the-antibiotic-resistance-crisis/ 


Impact of COVID-19 on vaccine-preventable diseases and antibiotic resistance

ReAct

Published: April 23rd 2020

https://www.reactgroup.org/news-and-views/news-and-opinions/year-2020/impact-of-covid-19-on-vaccine-preventable-diseases-and-antibiotic-resistance/


Superbugs: COVID-19's Coconspirators

Lance B. Price 

Published: April 22nd 2020

https://medium.com/gwpublichealth/superbugs-covid-19s-coconspirators-ebc20b9e0b99


Superbugs: What You Need To Know About The Secondary Effects Of COVID-19

Nicole Fisher 

Published:April 22nd 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher/2020/04/22/superbugs-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-secondary-effects-of-covid-19/ 


Coronavirus pandemic is paving the way for an increase in superbugs 

Ronan McCarthy 

Published: April 22nd 2020

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-pandemic-is-paving-the-way-for-an-increase-in-superbugs-135389 


Covid-19 a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant infections

MANICA BALASEGARAM AND CAROL RUFFELL 

Published: April 22nd 2020

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2020-04-22-covid-19-a-breeding-ground-for-antibiotic-resistant-infections/


Global call to healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients to implement diagnostic stewardship/microbial diagnostics and exercise prudence in prescribing antibiotics

Sabiha Y. Essack, Ariel J. Blocker, and Maarten van Dongen 

Published: April 21st 2020

https://www.amr-insights.eu/call-to-healthcare-providers-treating-covid-19-patients-to-implement-diagnostic-stewardship-and-exercise-prudence-in-prescribing-antibiotics/


Averting the next public health crisis

Sarah Wiener, Nicolae Ștefănuță and Tiemo Wölken 

Published: April 21st April

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/opinion/averting-next-public-health-crisis


Drug-resistant superbugs: A global threat intensified by the fight against coronavirus

Lori L. Burrows

Published: April 21st 2020

https://theconversation.com/drug-resistant-superbugs-a-global-threat-intensified-by-the-fight-against-coronavirus-135790 


The straw that might break the camel's back: exploring the link between COVID-19 and antibiotic resistance in low- and middle-income countries.

Ekta Patel

Published: April 20th 2020

https://news.ilri.org/2020/04/20/the-straw-that-might-break-the-camels-back-exploring-the-link-between-covid-19-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-low-and-middle-income-countries/


Drug-resistant superbugs: A global threat intensified by the fight against coronavirus

Lori L. Burrows

Published: April 20th 2020 

https://theconversation.com/drug-resistant-superbugs-a-global-threat-intensified-by-the-fight-against-coronavirus-135790


Co-infections in COVID-19 forum

Published: April 19th 2020

https://www.covid-coinfections.org


A plaguing thought: will I succumb to Coronavirus?

Peter Gibson

Published: April 17th 2020

https://www.antibioticresearch.org.uk/a-plaguing-thought-will-i-succumb-to-coronavirus/


Coronavirus: heavy use of hand sanitisers could boost antimicrobial resistance

Winston Morgan

Published: April 17th 2020

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-heavy-use-of-hand-sanitisers-could-boost-antimicrobial-resistance-136541


Antibiotic treatment for COVID-19 complications could fuel resistant bacteria

Sara Reardon

Published: April 16th 2020

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/antibiotic-treatment-covid-19-complications-could-fuel-resistant-bacteria#


9 DRUG MANUFACTURERS REPORT SHORTAGES OF TRUMP-TOUTED STD ANTIBIOTIC FOR CORONAVIRUS, WITH DEMAND HIGHEST IN NEW YORK

Daniel Villarreal

Published: April 16th 2020

 https://www.newsweek.com/9-drug-manufacturers-report-shortages-trump-touted-std-antibiotic-coronavirus-demand-highest-1498439 


Antibiotic resistance worsens COVID-19 outcomes

Kenneth E. Thorpe

Published: April 16th 2020

https://www.wilsoncountynews.com/articles/antibiotic-resistance-worsens-covid-19-outcomes/


Considerations for AMR in the Covid-19 pandemic

Anna Sundin

Published: April 16th 2020

https://www.jpiamr.eu/considerations-for-antibiotic-resistance-in-the-covid-19-pandemic/


STD antibiotic faces shortages after Trump promotes it as coronavirus treatment

 JESSIE HELLMANN 

Published: April 16th 2020

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/493248-std-antibiotic-faces-shortages-after-trump-promotes-it-as-coronavirus


COVID-19 Patients Need to Be Tested for Bacteria and Fungi, Not Just the Coronavirus

Oliver Schacht 

Published: April 16th 2020

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/covid-19-patients-need-to-be-tested-for-bacteria-and-fungi-not-just-the-coronavirus/


The Invaluable Role of Antibiotics- in a Pandemic and Beyond

Kathy Talkington

Published: April 15th 2020

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/04/15/the-invaluable-role-of-antibiotics-in-a-pandemic-and-beyond


COVID-19 and the Importance of Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

Kristin Brooks

Published: April 13th 2020

https://www.contractpharma.com/contents/view_online-exclusives/2020-04-13/covid-19-and-the-importance-of-combating-antimicrobial-resistance/


Can Antibiotics Treat Coronavirus?

David Levine

Published: April 9th 2020

https://health.usnews.com/conditions/articles/can-antibiotics-treat-coronavirus

 

'If grippe condemns, the secondary infections execute': What the coronavirus pandemic means for the field of antibiotics

Natalie Grover

Published: 7th April 2020

https://endpts.com/if-grippe-condemns-the-secondary-infections-execute-what-the-coronavirus-pandemic-means-for-the-field-of-antibiotics/


COVID-19: Role of superinfections in novel coronavirus deaths highlight urgent need for sustainable development of new antibiotics.

Neil J. Clancy

Published: April 6th 2020

https://sciencespeaksblog.org/2020/04/06/covid-19-role-of-superinfections-in-novel-coronavirus-deaths-highlights-urgent-need-for-sustainable-development-of-new-antibiotics/


Why the G20 needs to stay the course on drug-resistant infections

Jeremy Knox

Published: April 3rd 2020

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-g20-needs-stay-course-drug-resistant-infections-jeremy-knox/ 


COVID-19 and why tackling the silent crisis of drug-resistant infections matters more than ever.

Manica Balasegaram

Published: April 2nd 2020

https://revive.gardp.org/covid-19-and-why-tackling-the-silent-crisis-of-drug-resistant-infections-matters-more-than-ever/


COVID-19 and AMR- what do we know so far?

ReAct

Published: April 2nd 2020

https://www.reactgroup.org/news-and-views/news-and-opinions/year-2020/covid-19-and-amr-what-do-we-know-so-far/


Antibiotic Resistance Could Lead to More COVID-19 Deaths

Claas Kirchhelle, Adam Roberts, Andrew C. Singer

Published: April 1st 2020

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/antibiotic-resistance-could-lead-to-more-covid-19-deaths/?fbclid=IwAR1DtMq1sH97Nh0xvAUa1OOoUwAXt4y-DGvNUORpHpGyUOxU7fbAoBc4Euo


Antibiotic prescribing in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

British Society for Antmicrobial Chemotherapy

Published: April 1st 2020

https://bsac.org.uk/antibiotic-prescribing-in-the-context-of-covid-19-pandemic/


The dangerous legacy of COVID-19: A rise in antimicrobial resistance

Andrew Morris and Gerry Wright

Published: April 1st 2020

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-dangerous-legacy-of-covid-19-a-rise-in-antimicrobial-resistance/


Another enemy emerges in the COVID-19 fight: Antibiotic-resistant bugs

Kenneth Thorpe

Published: March 31st 2020

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals-health-systems/industry-voices-another-enemy-emerges-covid-19-fight-antibiotic-resistant


Antibiotic resistance: the hidden threat lurking behind Covid-19

Julie L. Gerberding

Published: March 23rd 2020

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/23/antibiotic-resistance-hidden-threat-lurking-behind-covid-19/


Coronavirus Outbreak Will Lead To More Drug Shortages In The U.S., Including Antibiotics

Victoria Forster

Published: March 2nd 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2020/03/02/coronavirus-outbreak-will-lead-to-more-drug-shortages-in-the-us-including-antibiotics/#18bce8ea320f