“Mask Up, America,” a national campaign that encourages people to wear face masks in public to stem the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and help the nation get back to business, is being launched by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Ad Council.
While posing potential and realized disruptions to a range of health services, the COVID-19 pandemic also drove the accelerated development of promising and responsive health service delivery innovations, two papers published this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases show.
Promoting the concept of “herd immunity” as framed in a recently circulated document as an answer to the COVID-19 pandemic is inappropriate, irresponsible and ill-informed. “Community immunity,” or “herd immunity,” a goal of vaccination campaigns, should never come at the cost of planned exposure to infection of millions of additional people
In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Infectious Diseases Society of America highlighted provisions in the agency’s 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule affecting payments to infectious diseases physicians
The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025, released today by the Department of Health and Human Services builds on the first iteration of the plan with a One Health approach in critical areas.