Monthly Archives: November 2020

Highlights – the Best Reviews on Antimicrobial Research


18-24 November 2020 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. The week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and promote best practices to reduce use of antibiotics to slow and stop the spread of further antibiotic resistance in pathogens so we can continue to treat infections readily and easily. WIth this in mind, here we share some of the best articles published on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance over the last year.


Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Transform Health Care ?


Over the past two decades, the world has seen major epidemics from EBOLA, SARS and MERS. Some countries have learnt lessons from these, and other countries haven’t to devastating results. In this blog, Dr Kevin Kavanagh expands on his recent report and discusses the effects of insufficient preparation have had on the USA and what infrastructure needs to be in place to prevent this from happening again.


COVID-19 pandemic and continuum of care in people living with HIV: the experience of a hospital in Northern Italy


The care pressure sustained by Infectious Disease units during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has put a strain on the ability to offer quality care to chronic HIV patients in need of visits and periodic drugs delivery. The experience of Spedali Civili of Brescia, Italy, highlights the importance of a resilient healthcare system and the need to implement new strategies in order to guarantee the continuum of HIV care even in the context of emergency.

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