Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance could be more challenging outside of the EU

In a new report from the Microbiology Society, experts from around the UK explain the desperate need for long-term and ambitious funding for surveillance and research into antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The next pandemic is likely to be associated with antimicrobial resistance, they say, and improved surveillance systems to monitor the evolution of AMR over time…

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Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions. Congress Is Finally Set to Ban Most of Them.

Hospitals and doctors, who tend to benefit from the current system, fought to defeat solutions that would lower their pay. Insurance companies and large insurers groups, on the other hand, have wanted a stronger ability to negotiate lower payments to the types of medical providers who can currently send patients surprise bills. Legislation nearly passed…

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CDC Panel Says Frontline Workers and People Over 74 Should Get Vaccine Next

A working group of the committee suggested that in addition to teachers, firefighters and police, “frontline essential workers” should include school support staff, day care employees, corrections personnel, public transit, grocery store and postal workers, and those in working in food production and manufacturing. But the group’s formal recommendation is not that specific. The panel,…

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