How COVID-19 Pandemic is Fueling Antimicrobial Resistance

July 22, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed lots of fault lines in our healthcare ecosystem and magnified certain looming threats. One of them is antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance despite of its pandemic-like nature never quite got the media coverage that it deserved. Mostly because the repercussions and threats of...

Adrien Proust, the man who wanted to confine everyone

May 22, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Adrien Proust (1834-1903) was one of the pioneers of social distancing, quarantine, the modern cordon sanitaire and confinement, which he called "sequestration". He boasted that he had not contracted any diseases, keeping his distance from patients and washing his hands and face frequently. Had he lived today, the hygienist...

After Covid-19, is there any reason to fear an even more dangerous virus?

May 8, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Dengue, chikungunya, Zika, West Nile, tick-borne encephalitis... These active diseases are still worrying scientists. While the coronavirus pandemic is the focus of attention, these other animal-transmitted viruses also threaten us and so they shouldn't be forgotten, and must remain under intense scrutiny. Covid-19 is causing an unprecedented global health...